The heinous and unjust murder of George Floyd sparked protests across the United States and beyond, extending to Europe, where thousands of people also took to the streets.
It also stimulated dialogue in the world of sport, as many were pushed to speak out against racial injustice. PK Subban added his voice on Wednesday to those who condemn police brutality against the black community – but the New Jersey Devils star took his message a step further, his statement accompanying a significant donation to the young girl of George Floyd , Gianna.
“What does” Change the Game “mean? “Changing the game” means changing the story – the story was the same: no justice, “said Subban in a video posted on Twitter. “There must be justice. Justice must come, change must come. But we need everyone – we need everyone and everyone to look at our lives and see [how] we can help this change and do our part. I got involved, I got involved from start to finish.
“I want to draw my attention to Gianna, the six-year-old daughter of George Floyd. I know she has a GoFundMe page. This morning, I donated $ 50,000 to her GoFundMe page. I contacted the NHL and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, and they matched $ 50,000. So I just want to reach out to everyone, everyone who can donate, please … donate if you can. “
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– P.K. Subban (@ PKSubban1) June 3, 2020
On Wednesday afternoon, Gianna Floyd’s GoFundMe page reached more than $ 800,000 in donations, with more than 25,000 donors. Subban’s $ 50,000 donation is listed as the largest contribution to the fund to date, along with other athletes like Saquon Barkley and John Wall.
“Due to the tragic murder of her father due to police brutality, Gianna will now live without her father,” says the GoFundMe page. “In addition, their family has lost their supplier and will no doubt suffer from financial difficulties after this tragic loss.
“As a community, we want to come together in this time of need and help Gianna’s mother, Roxie Washington, by doing everything we can to help provide psychological and bereavement counseling to George’s youngest child. Floyd, by lodging and traveling for all legal proceedings, and to help Roxie (Gianna’s mother) to ensure the well-being and education of their child. “