West Bromwich Albion has won the respect of fans everywhere after a brutal response to a fan following backlash for their support in the ‘Black out Tuesday’ movement.
The Championship club were just one of many English teams to lend their support and participate in the ‘Black Out Tuesday’ movement following the tragic death of George Floyd in the US.
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Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee into the 46-year-old African-American man's neck while he was handcuffed and saying that he couldn't breathe.
Clubs across England posted a black square or showed their unity in other ways on social media to support the protests.
We stand against racism.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 2, 2020
We stand side by side with our black community.
We stand with our black players of the past, present and future.
We celebrate diversity.
We belong together. pic.twitter.com/udCfuZzxgU
Before training at Cobham this morning, the Chelsea players and coaching staff formed the letter H, for humans, and knelt in a show of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. pic.twitter.com/yI6kAywa93— Chelsea FC (at 🏡) (@ChelseaFC) June 2, 2020
West Brom showed their support with a post: “Together we are stronger”.
But one fan responded to their social media account asking for his season ticket to be cancelled because they deemed the post “pathetic”.
This did not deter West Brom from their message and their response said it all.
“You won’t be missed,” West Brom replied.
The twitter account of the user has since been deleted.
One social media user pointed to the history of West Brom to shut down the backlash.
Imagine not knowing the history of your own club 🤣 pic.twitter.com/kR1uR9gLVt— Tez (@tezilyas) June 2, 2020
While others praised the club and agreed they were all supporters of West Brom on this day.
We are all West Brom 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/WJGbKHUvAP— 👑gaurav vedak👑 Ozzie Albies Appreciation Account (@gvedak) June 2, 2020
Liverpool’s Anfield gesture
Liverpool stars took a knee around the Anfield centre-circle on Monday in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Senior players including Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold tweeted the same photograph of the squad along with the words 'Unity is strength'.
The tweets, which also included the hashtag #blacklivesmatter, were the latest messages of support from footballers amid the civil unrest in the United States in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho celebrated the first of three goals against Paderborn on Sunday by revealing a t-shirt with the message 'Justice for George Floyd'.
He later wrote on Twitter: "First professional hat trick. A bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change.
"We have to come together as one & fight for justice. We are stronger together! #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd."