VIDEO SHOWS: SOUNDBITES FROM BAYERN MUNICH FORWARD THOMAS MUELLER ON SPORTS' ABILITY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND ON WORKING WITH FORWARD ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI V LIONEL MESSI OR CRISTIANO RONALDO / BORUSSIA DORTMUND PLAYERS JADON SANCHO AND ACHRAF HAKIMI REVEAL T-SHIRTS READING "JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD" AFTER SCORING GOALS.
BORUSSIA MOENCHENGLADBACH'S MARCUS THURAM KNEELS AFTER SCORING.
SCREEN SHOT OF TWEET FROM THE GERMAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (DFB) ANNOUNCING, IN GERMAN, THAT THERE WILL BE NO DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS FOR DISPLAYS RESENDING COMPLETE SHOTLIST AND SCRIPT SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (JUNE 3, 2020) (BAYERN MUNICH HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BAYERN MUNICH STRIKER, THOMAS MUELLER, SAYING: "Sports always was and is able to share the power or to try to show the world that we are a community and we are strong together.
And we have so many different people in sports.
It doesn't matter the colour, but also, we have small people, we have larger people.
Also, in football, maybe some people are thin like me or big like other players, very strong players.
The signal should be that it doesn't matter how we look or how we speak or - I don't know how to explain.
Sports have the power to bring people together to speak with one tongue.
We all try to live in a peaceful world, but I also know everybody lives his life through his own eyes.
And that's what we are.
But sometimes maybe we have to look to our team mate, we have to look the other person.
And try to share love and that's what sports can be." PADERBORN, GERMANY (MAY 31, 2020) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 2.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF JADON SANCHO SHOWING T-SHIRT WITH "JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD" MESSAGE 3.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SANCHO SCORING 4.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SANCHO WITH "JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD" T-SHIRT 5.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF DORTMUND'S ACHRAF HAKIMI SCORING 6.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF HAKIMI WITH "JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD" T-SHIRT MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY (MAY 31, 2020) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 7.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF MARCUS THURMAN SCORES FOR BORUSSIA MOENCHENGLADBACH 8.
STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF THURMAN KNEELS AFTER SCORING INTERNET (JUNE 3, 2020) (TWITTER @DFB - MUST COURTESY @DFB) 9.
SCREEN SHOT OF TWEET FROM THE GERMAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (DFB) ANNOUNCING, IN GERMAN, THAT THERE WILL BE NO DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS AGAINST HAKIMI, SANCHO, MCKENNIE & THURMAN FOR DISPLAYS MUNICH, GERMANY (JUNE 3, 2020) (BAYERN MUNICH HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL) 10.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BAYERN MUNICH STRIKER, THOMAS MUELLER, SAYING: "Maybe in past years I would have liked to play with Leo Messi because in the first six or seven years of my career, I was more the receiving striker.
I got the ball in the box and tried to score it.
In the moment right now, and in my very good shape at the moment, I assist many goals.
So maybe now I need Cristiano Ronaldo more to score the goals.
But us at Bayern, we have Robert Lewand-goal-ski' (referring to forward Robert Lewandowski).
You know… Robert Lewand-goal-ski.
And I think maybe right now he's a better option than Cristiano." STORY: Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller sent a message of unity on Wednesday (June 3) saying sports have the ability to bring people together.
Mueller's statement comes as wide-spread demonstrations have erupted in the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed while in police custody.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Bundesliga said it would take no action against symbols of solidarity with the protests in the U.S. and across the world.
The league declined to take disciplinary action against Borussia Dortmund's Achraf Hakimi and Jadon Sancho, Weston McKennie of Schalke 04 and Borussia Moenchengladbach's Marcus Thuram -- all of whom signalled their support during matches.
Mueller also said, given his current strengths as a player, that he would choose his Bayern team mate Robert Lewandowski, who he called Lewand-goal-ski, over Barcelona's Lionel Messi or Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo.
(Production: Tanya Wood, Kurt Michael Hall)
💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions
Soccer-Bayern's Flick welcomes more substitutions for busy season restart
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 05:29Published
Thiago wants to leave Bayern for new challenge, says CEO Rummenigge
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 01:02Published
Sane completes move to Bayern from Manchester City
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 02:16Published
Sane completes Bayern switch: Germany winger in profile
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:53Published
Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 04:23Published
Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:56Published
Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter
Credit: Cover Video STUDIO Duration: 00:43Published
Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's d*ath in new Netflix special
Credit: Cover Video STUDIO Duration: 01:11Published
Cristiano Ronaldo More Likely to Win Ballon d’Or 2020, Lionel Messi’s Rankings DropWinning six Ballon d'Or so far in his career Lionel Messi has surely opened up the rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo who has won five gongs. However, as per the new..
Juventus 4-0 Lecce: Cristiano Ronaldo scores penalty as leaders beat Serie A strugglersCristiano Ronaldo scores his 23rd goal of the season as Juventus move seven points clear at the top of Serie A with victory over 10-man Lecce.
Mourinho: Kane's record speaks for itself
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:15Published
Spanish prosecutor indicts Ancelotti on suspicion of tax fraud
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 01:25Published
Who dares will win the Champions League - Brazil's Ronaldo
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 03:30Published
Why Messi is fed up at Barcelona - Balague columnLionel Messi is disillusioned with many aspects of life at Barcelona at the moment - and it throws his future at the Nou Camp into doubt.
Lionel Messi set to leave Barcelona?BARCELONA - Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his..
Messi calls off contract renewal negotiations and is ready to leave Barca in 2021, according to report
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 01:10Published
Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward scores 700th goal with Panenka penaltyLionel Messi scores the 700th goal of his career with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona's La Liga game with Atletico Madrid.
Wednesday's football gossip: Man Utd way off Dortmund's asking price for SanchoManchester United will not go over £50m for Sancho, Tottenham are confident of landing Hojbjerg, plus more.
Sunday's football gossip: Dortmund confident of keeping SanchoDortmund confident of keeping Sancho, Liverpool linked with Koulibaly. Ronaldinho tipped for comeback, plus more.
Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin: Bundesliga preview
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:05Published
Bundesliga takes no action against players supporting Floyd protests
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 00:39Published
Leroy Sane completes Bayern Munich move from Manchester CityLeroy Sane says Bayern Munich is a "great club with big goals" after completing his move to the Bundesliga club from Manchester City.
Tweets about this
Related videos from verified sources