The protests against police brutality and racial inequality continue across the United States and other parts of the world, following the killing of George Floyd ten days ago, and it feels like we could be on the brink of a seminal moment in civil rights history.
But for meaningful change to come out of this, the messaging and the attention has to remain strong, constant, and widespread. That’s why it’s been great to see not only Chelsea players but Chelsea themselves getting involved, both on an individual and on an institutional level, using the power of their position to help spread the message and keep calling attention to these issues. More could of course always be done.
To that effect, a couple current and one former Chelsea player joined several US Men’s National Team stars, past and present, as well as a few others, in saying “enough is enough” in a video posted by Schalke 04’s Weston McKennie on social media yesterday.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ✊ ✊— Weston McKennie (@WMckennie) June 3, 2020
The time is NOW!! Not just for justice or change, but a SOLUTION!!! It has been going on way too long. This has been overlooked and belittled way too often! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! pic.twitter.com/IqM18XjTga
McKennie’s fellow USMNT star Christian Pulisic is joined by Antonio Rüdiger, who’s been a leading voice in calling attention to racism in and around football. Former Chelsea cult hero Salomon Kalou also appears.
McKennie, who wrote “Justice for George Floyd” on his armband over the weekend, sums it up powerfully at the start.
“This has been going on for way too long. To the cops out there that continue to abuse their power, the world is watching now. Enough is enough.”
-Weston McKennie; source: Twitter
We join McKennie and all others calling for meaningful change is saying that enough is enough.