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BREAKING: Chelsea Join Black Lives Matter Movement

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Chelsea have joined the rest of the world to make a stand against Racism by creating a symbol in training to lend their support to the Black Lives Matter movement.

People around the world including footballers, have used their platform to support the movement after the death of George Floyd, who died when a police officer knelt on his neck in Minnesota.

Americans have ignored the risk of contracting coronavirus by trooping to the streets to protest and demand for justice.

Chelsea players have lended their voices to the movement by taking a knee to create a 'H' shape at their training ground in Cobham.

Liverpool players did same yesterday after their training session at Anfield.

Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta has explained the reason behind the symbol

Cesar Azpilicueta told the club's official website: "It is something where we want to use our position to express that we are living in a world where we have to try to improve it for the future, to be a better world with more love, without hate.

"We have seen recently the result of racism and we see every day that that kind of hate has to be eradicated from society, and we have to play our part.

"There is every day the possibility to lead by example, to behave, to educate the children into a better world because we know that education is key for the future.

"We know the young generation is coming behind us and we want to leave them in a better world with more possibilities without any kind of discrimination or racism, so everything matters and it is time to speak up and to face up to the attitudes that we are seeing. There is no place for all of this.

"Chelsea is a club that leads by example, always on the front foot in tackling racism and all kinds of discrimination.