Tennis player Serena Williams was the last great sportswoman to join critics of the death of George Floyd, who blew up the socio-political situation in the United States.
The tennis player took advantage of an announcement from the multinational Nike to raise awareness of racism in her country.
Chaos swept across the country after George Floyd’s death
The champion’s message appears a day after the reaction of another tennis player, Coco Gauff, who asks in a video if she will be the next victim because she is a black sportswoman.
The death of George Floyd, a black man who appeared in a video shot on the ground by a white policeman and shouting that he could not breathe, provoked indignation and revolt in the city of Minneapolis, where the incident took place. But what began as a peaceful anti-racial protest on Monday until Friday turned into a chaos over the weekend that engulfed several cities in the United States, much to the concern of the authorities.
Ranked 9th in the world, the American played her last match on February 8, 2020, when she lost to the Latvian Anastasia Sevastova 7-6, 3-6, 7-6. This year Serena Williams has won eight matches and two defeats. Serena won a WTA title in Auckland in January 2020.