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Taking a knee: athletes protest against racism around the world – in pictures

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  • Players from Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks take a knee during the national anthem before the start of game three of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on 22 August

    Players from Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks take a knee during the national anthem before the start of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)




  • San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV has ‘Black Lives Matter’ printed on the back of his jersey in a huddle before an NBA game against the Sacramento Kings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on 31 July

    San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV has ‘Black Lives Matter’ printed on the back of his jersey in a huddle before an NBA game against the Sacramento Kings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on 31 July




  • After the WNBA announcement of the postponed games for the evening, the Washington Mystics each wear white T-shirts with seven bullets on the back. protesting against the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police, in Palmetto, Florida, on 26 August

    After the WNBA announcement of the postponed games for the evening, the Washington Mystics each wear white T-shirts with seven bullets on the back protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha, Wisconsin police at Feld Entertainment Center on August 26, 2020 in Palmetto, Florida.




  • The entire FC Dallas team and staff wave fans after it was announced that the game was postponed between FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids in Frisco, Texas, on 26 August

    The entire FC Dallas team and staff wave fans after it was announced that the game was postponed between FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids in Frisco, Texas, on 26 August




  • Andy Murray takes a knee, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, ahead of his match against Liam Broady on day 1 of Schroders Battle of the Brits in London on 23 June

    Andy Murray takes a knee, in solidarity with the BLM movement, ahead of his match against Liam Broady on day 1 of Schroders Battle of the Brits in London on 23 June




  • An Aston Villa shirt in support of Black Lives Matter is seen ahead of a match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United in Birmingham on 17 June

    An Aston Villa shirt in support of Black Lives Matter is seen ahead of a match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United in Birmingham on 17 June




  • Quins take a knee and Sale wear T-shirts in support of Black Lives Matter before kick-off at a Harlequins v Sale Sharks game in London

    Quins take a knee and Sale wear t-shirts in support of black lives matter before kick off Harlequins v Sale Sharks, Gallagher Premiership, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stoop, London, UK.




  • Houston Rockets team members kneel before an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on 11 August

    Houston Rockets team members kneel before an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on 11 August




  • Dallas Stars’ Jason Dickinson (18), Tyler Seguin (91) and Vegas Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves (75) and goalie Robin Lehner (90) take a knee for Black Lives Matter prior to an NHL hockey playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, on 3 August

    Dallas Stars’ Jason Dickinson (18), Tyler Seguin (91) and Vegas Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves (75) and goalie Robin Lehner (90) take a knee for Black Lives Matter prior to an NHL hockey playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, on 3 August




  • Alex Dyer, Kilmarnock manager, kneels in support of Black Lives Matter before a match, as play resumes behind closed doors

    Alex Dyer, Kilmarnock manager, kneels in support of Black Lives Matter before a match, as play resumes behind closed doors




  • The phrase ‘Black Lives Still Matter’ is seen on the back of David Alaba of FC Bayern Munich’s shirt as he celebrates following his team’s victory in the Champions League final in Lisbon, Portugal, on 23 August

    The phrase ‘Black Lives Still Matter’ is seen on the back of David Alaba of FC Bayern Munich’s shirt as he celebrates following his team’s victory in the Champions League final in Lisbon, Portugal, on 23 August




  • Players kneel for Black Lives Matter during the round 2 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows in Adelaide on 13 June

    Players kneel for Black Lives Matter during the round 2 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows in Adelaide on 13 June




  • An empty court and bench are shown following the scheduled start time of game five of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on 26 August

    An empty court and bench are shown following the scheduled start time of game five of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on 26 August




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