Sancho nets hat-trick, joins United States killing protest as Dortmund cruise

Bundesliga: Jadon Sancho Scores Hat-trick, Lifts Jersey to Join 'Justice for George Floyd' Protest

Sancho joined in the chorus of worldwide sports figures to have paid tribute to Floyd, whose death in police custody in Minneapolis was captured on cell phone footage and released online, sparking seismic protests against police brutality across the US.

Jadon Sancho is a "generational talent" who would make Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool better if any of the Premier League trio were to get a deal in place with Borussia Dortmund, says Owen Hargreaves.

George Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis in an arrest by a police officer who pinned him to the ground for several minutes by kneeling on his neck.

It was the latest German league protest in support of Floyd after Moenchengladbah's French striker Marcus Thurum took a knee on Sunday and Schalke's USA midfielder Weston McKennie wore an armband showing "Justice for George" on Saturday.

Thuram instead used his goal to send a message.

Later Sunday, second-placed Borussia Dortmund can trim Bayern's lead if they win at bottom side Paderborn.

"We're going to give everything to win every game", said Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki.

Sancho was making his first start for Dortmund since the German Bundesliga resumed post-COVID-19 three weeks ago.

The young ace was booked however after removing his shirt to show the message - which is against Bundesliga rules - while there are also bans on displaying political messages.

Earlier, Gladbach thrashed Union Berlin 4-1 to go third with Thuram scoring twice and taking a knee in protest at Floyd's death.

But the hosts, playing fluid football in front of empty stands filled with cardboard cutouts of fans, were far superior, constantly finding space to attack.

On Saturday, reigning champions Bayern Munich edged closer to the title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Duesseldorf in which the league's top-scorer Robert Lewandowski netted twice.

RB Leipzig, fifth on 55, take on Cologne on Monday.



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