In protesting at the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Joshua Kimmich has suggested white players would support their black teammates.
All footballers have an obligation to face up against racism, said Kimmich.
“It’s good that this is not just one player.” said the midfielder from Bayern to The Guardian.
“Perhaps it’s also an option to have a team say something. Football is like a role model, so it is not realistic to have anything like racism naturally in regular life-but particularly in football.”
“We are one world, one club, one team of footballers. Whether you’re black or white it doesn’t matter. Like with Sancho, we as footballers have a lot of power to reach out to other people, to be role models, and to say something. What we’re telling people outside gives us a huge opportunity to make a statement.”
Kimmich was inspired by the demonstrations and announced that an anti-discrimination statement is expected by Bayern’s team. “We talked about it and perhaps we can do something about it.” the German international said.
“Perhaps we have to do something because we can’t give a place to something like this.”