Sancho hits hat-trick, joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

Tanya Simon
June 1, 2020

Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram made an apparent show of solidarity with protests at the death of George Floyd in the U.S. as he took a knee after scoring in the Bundesliga clash against Union Berlin on Sunday.

Floyd's death has sparked widespread fury and Sancho was not the only Bundesliga star to show solidarity with protesters.

George Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis in an arrest by a police officer who pinned him to the ground for several minutes by kneeling on his neck.

The Frenchman scored two goals on the day, and he followed the example of Schalke's American midfielder Weston McKennie, who wore a "Justice for George" armband one day prior.

The 20-year-old Sancho was booked after removing his playing shirt in the second-half to reveal the T-shirt with his message.

Ashraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer scored the other two goals for the boys in Yellow.

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Sancho was not done there, however, and drilled in a second in the 74th minute before rounding off the win - and his hat-trick - in stoppage time.

Borussia Monchengladbach have moved to third in the Bundesliga standings after a comfortable 4-1 win against Union Berlin on Sunday.

"Marcus has made the point".

"We did what we set out to do", Gladbach coach Marco Rose said.

"No explanation needed", wrote Borussia Moenchengladbach on the club's official Twitter account.

Union's Swedish striker Sebastian Andersson pulled one back early in the second-half after being left unmarked.

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