Achraf Hakimi is among several African sportsmen to show support for the late African-American George Floyd after the Morocco international scored in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 thrashing of Paderborn. The United States has seen a number of protests in major cities across the country since Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being restrained by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on 25 May.
Olympique Lyonnais have signed on-loan Cameroon forward Karl Toko Ekambi from Villarreal on a four-year contract, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday. Lyon exercised an option to buy the player in a deal worth $12.86m plus add-ons which includes a sell-on clause of 15% of any future transfer.
Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral costs for George Floyd, who died while being restrained by Minneapolis police. Protests have been held in the US and worldwide after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being pinned down by white police officer Derek Chauvin.
Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha says he does not feel “100% safe” in the USA. Onuoha plays for Utah-based Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer after spending six years at QPR. “I am always very wary of how I behave and how it could be viewed by people who have power,” Onuoha, 33, said.