PUBLISHED: 15:09 June 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:33 June 28, 2020
Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry thanked Norwich City star Todd Cantwell for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement as he celebrated his brilliant goal against Manchester United.
The Norfolk-born Canary Academy product took advantage of its highlight in a FA Cup quarter-finals broadcast live on BBC One – which had an audience of 6.4 million – make a statement.
All Premier League players, coaches and officials knelt in favor of BLM just before kick-off since the resumption of the season earlier this month, while all top players have been replaced the name on the back of their jersey by “Black Lives” Matière ‘ during the first round of meetings.
This follows an increase in racial tension in the United States, which has spread into a global movement calling for racial equality, with many of the world’s great sporting and cultural stars using their platforms to show their support.
Premier League players also have BLM logos sewn into their shirts, as well as an NHS logo in recognition of the hard work and sacrifices made by key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cantwell is among the many Canarian players to use his social media platforms to show his support for BLM and went one step further in his celebration of a superb equalizer in the 75th minute against Manchester United, which ultimately ended in a 2-1 defeat after extra. -time.
Henry posted a photo of the 22-year-old man with a raised fist on his knee on Twitter and said, “Actions speak louder than words. Huge respect for Todd Cantwell. Thank you for feeling our pain. ”
Alex Tettey knees in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, as have all Norwich City and Premier League players. Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth / NMC Pool / PA Wire
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The British under-21 midfielder is from Dereham and has been part of the Canaries since his under-11 age group. He scored his seventh goal in a decisive season at the highest level on Saturday.
BLM’s continued support comes after a controversial “White Lives Matter Burnley” message flew over the Etihad Stadium as Burnley lost to Manchester City on Monday – a message that was totally condemned inside and out. outside the game, with such sentences lacking reason entirely from movement.