The incident with George Floyd has caused the whole world to unite and raise their voice about the injustice faced by people of color. We saw many celebrities come out and show support to the cause in various ways. Thierry recently showed his support for the cause by taking a knee for the first 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
At the match between Impact Montreal and New England Revolution which took place on Wednesday we saw the Coach of Impact Montreal, Thierry Henry taking a knee for the first 8 minutes and 46 seconds while wearing a t-shirt” Black Lives Matter “. The time 8 minutes and 46 seconds is the time for which the police officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck. The time is now used to symbolize the police brutality and their misuse of power. However, it was later found out in an investigation that the exact time was 7 minutes and 46 seconds.
Thierry Henry has been an advocate for the cause for a long time now and has been outspoken on racism he has also supported Show Racism The Red Card an organization for the same cause. After the match in a post-interview, Henry said “I sat down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, I guess you guys know why,” Henry also said “It was just to pay tribute and show support to the cause. That was basically it. [It’s] pretty simple.”
Henry also told in an interview “We all have stories that we can tell, but for the first time other ethnicities are involved,” referring to the injustices faced by black people on the field he also said back in the day when he faced things like this he thought it would be pretty powerful if people of other ethnicities walked out before he did. He also wants that journalist to not just question black people about this rather they should ask everyone and ask if they feel their pain he believes this will have a huge impact.
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