Weston McKennie’s George Floyd tribute speaks volumes

If there’s one thing that’s stood out in the relatively brief time that Weston McKennie has been part of the focal point of the U.S. men’s national team picture, it’s that he has leadership qualities. 

He’s thoughtful and speaks with perspective that goes beyond his 21 years. He appears to have a strong grasp on the moment. So it should be little surprise, then, that he made a simple, yet poignant statement in Saturday’s clash between his Schalke and Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.

In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, which has restoked the fires of racial imbalance in America and resulted in protests around the country, McKennie donned an armband halfway around the world that read “Justice for George.”

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