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German FA takes no action against Jadon Sancho over George Floyd protest

The Borussia Dortumnd winger unveiled a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ T-shirt after scoring in the Bundesliga at the weekend.

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Jadon Sancho registers his protest against the death of George Floyd after scoring for Borussia Dortmund against SC Paderborn 07.

Jadon Sancho registers his protest against the death of George Floyd after scoring for Borussia Dortmund against SC Paderborn 07.

Jadon Sancho registers his protest against the death of George Floyd after scoring for Borussia Dortmund against SC Paderborn 07.

Jadon Sancho will face no further action over his anti-racism gesture during Borussia Dortmund’s win over Paderborn at the weekend.

Sancho unveiled a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ T-shirt after scoring in the game, a gesture for which he received a booking.

Sancho was one of a number of players to display statements of solidarity with Floyd, who died while being restrained by police in Minnesota.

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Jadon Sancho removes his shirt to reveal his protest T-shirt after scoring for Borussia Dortmund against Paderborn.

Jadon Sancho removes his shirt to reveal his protest T-shirt after scoring for Borussia Dortmund against Paderborn.

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Jadon Sancho removes his shirt to reveal his protest T-shirt after scoring for Borussia Dortmund against Paderborn.

In a statement the Bundesliga confirmed it would take “no proceedings” against the players concerned, “because of their solidarity and anti-racism statements in the case of the late American George Floyd.”

The statement added: “The panel also intends to maintain this line in the event of renewed anti-racism campaigns to mark the violent death of George Floyd on the coming match days.”

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