Germany may sanction soccer players for supporting Floyd

BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer federation is defending its decision to assess whether four young Bundesliga players who made gestures in solidarity with George Floyd over the weekend must face sanctions for their actions. The DFB says Jadon Sancho’s booking for removing his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with the message “Justice for George Floyd” had nothing to do with the message. The England forward was instead booked for “unsporting behavior.” Borussia Dortmund teammate Achraf Hakimi was not booked because he did not lift his jersey over his head. Schalke’s American midfielder Weston McKennie and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s French forward Marcus Thuram also made gestures in solidarity with Floyd. Rules prohibit players from displaying “political, religious or personal slogans.”