Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has added his voice on social media to the growing protests over the death of George Floyd.
Star striker Ibrahimovic shared a video on his Instagram page and wrote: “We are ONE.”
George Floyd’s death has caused a nationwide protest in the US. Floyd, aged 46, died last week shortly after Derek Chauvin, a police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, “I can’t breathe,” and “please, I can’t breathe”.
Sports superstars have shown support to the protests on social media with a ‘blackout’ — uploading a black image alongside a message of support.
The entire Liverpool squad took a knee at the centre circle at Anfield, in a picture shared by ‘The Reds’ on their Twitter handle.
Footballers around the world are taking a stand and voicing their anger following the death of Floyd. The movement has picked up pace with the coming together of such high-profile individuals.
Major League Soccer (MLS) footballer Nedum Onuoha said he does not feel “100% safe” in the USA and has distrust towards police.
I am always very wary of how I behave and how it could be viewed by people who have power,” Onuoha, 33, told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“For me personally, overall I don’t like to say it but I have a fear and distrust towards police.”
Meanwhile, A.C. Milan recently announced that Ibrahimovic hasn’t sustained the initially-feared Achilles injury but confirmed that he did injure his calf muscle during a training session.