Thierry Henry pays tribute to George Floyd, kneels in support Black Lives Matter

Montreal Impact manager, Thierry Henry has paid tribute to George Floyd and demonstrated support for the Black Lives Matter campaign by kneeling for the first 8:46 of the game against New England Revolution in the MLS is Back tournament.

Henry, 42, who wore a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt, made the gesture in memory of George Floyd for the amount of time prosecutors originally said that police officer Derek Chauvin had kneeled on Mr Floyd’s neck in the lead-up to his death.

The Arsenal legend’s gesture came the day after members of the MLS’s Black Players for Change initiative demonstrated before the start of the league’s first matches since returning from its coronavirus break.

Henry scored 228 goals for Arsenal, helping them to two Premier League titles – including the unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ campaign – and two FA Cups.

He also won the Champions League and Club World Cup with Barcelona, and is in his first season as Montreal Impact manager.

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