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Messi joins the campaign in protest at the death of George Floyd

Published on: 03 June 2020

People around the world have been joining an initiative started by the music industry under the hashtag #blackouttuesday on Tuesday. 

The campaign relates to a disconnection from commercial activity and social media in protest at the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police in the United States. 

Mass protests have followed across the U.S this week and a number of high profile people have added their name to the cause this week in support of black people worldwide. 

Among them is Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who published a black screen on his Instagram account with the relevant hashtags. In less than 15 minutes, he's had over half a million likes. 

Bundesliga players called for action on the pitch over the weekend. Marcus Thuram, Jadon Sancho and Achraf were among those to display messages or celebrate in a meaningful way. 


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