Global sports stars call to action following George Floyd's death

Some of the biggest names in sport have added their voice to those condemning the death of American George Floyd.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan expressed his anger at "ingrained racism", while tennis stars have produced a powerful video in the hope of making a difference.

In a statement signalling his "outrage and frustration", the NBA great wrote; "I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence towards people of colour in our country."

"We have had enough"

Serena Williams joined a host of big name tennis stars, promoting the hashtag 'racquet down, hands up.'

While across the Atlantic, Formula one star Lewis Hamilton slammed his fellow drivers

posting on social media "you stay silent in the midst of injustice"

"Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white dominated sport"

From Germany's Bundesliga, the opposite. Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram took a knee in solidarity towards those protesting, while Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho showed his support for the cause with #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd written on his singlet. 

"It's very important for any kind of racism especially in the US," said former French international Didier Domi.

"It's been going a long time and the footage we've seen is very shocking."

Footage sports stars have seen and aren't ignoring.

Contact Newshub with your story tips:
news@newshub.co.nz