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Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich is planning to join George Floyd protests

Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Weston McKennie and Marcus Thuram all made protests during Bundesliga matches over the weekend and Kimmich says all players have the "responsibility" to stand up to the scourge of racism, not only in football but also in society."I think it's good that it's not just one player [protesting] and maybe it's also an option to say something as a team," Kimmich said. "We're one world, one club, one football team and it doesn't matter if you are black or white."We as footballers, like Sancho, have a lot of power to reach other people, to be a role model and to say something because what we say, people outside listen and so this is a big chance to make a statement."As a football player, you have a big power in this world and so my opinion is that we can feel this responsibility and we're able to say something like Sancho did."READ: Premier League players urged to take a knee in protest at George Floyd's deathREAD: Lewis Hamilton 'completely overcome with rage' following George Floyd's deathAfter opening an investigation into the four players' protests, the German Football Association (DFB) announced on Wednesday that it would not be taking action as they were "deliberate actions of anti-racism by the players, who are thus campaigning for the very values which the DFB seeks to uphold."It also confirmed that similar protests in the coming weeks would go unpunished.Kimmich notes that German football has seen incidents of racist abuse this sRead More – Source

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