Mario Balotelli does Black Power salute as he supports Black Lives Matter protests

Mario Balotelli performed the Black Power pose as he supported the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd.

And Brescia forward Balotelli joined the likes of Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford in making a stand against racism.

Alongside the Black Power pose, Balotelli wrote on his Instagram page: ‘#saynotoracism #blackpower #restinpeacebrother #GEORGEFLOYD.’ 

The 29-year-old also uploaded a post onto his Instagram story which read: ‘I have nothing against monkeys because I’m totally sure a monkey is smarter than a racist.’

Activists have been calling for ‘justice’ over the death of Mr Floyd, who had a knee pressed into his neck for more than eight minutes while being detained by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, and eventually died in Minneapolis last Monday.

Protests in America have seen violent clashes with police, with dozens of American cities being set ablaze, with Mr Floyd’s death becoming a symbol for systemic police brutality against African-Americans.

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