Thierry Henry takes a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds – the time when Minneapolis agent Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck and killed him, causing global unrest – at the start of his Montreal Impact side’s first MLS game since lockdown
Thierry Henry made a powerful statement in the fight for racial equality, taking a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
The Montreal Impact manager showed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday with this act in memory of George Floyd, a black American man, who was brutally killed by U.S. police in Minnesota in May.
Sadly, Floyd’s death occurred when white police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds, and that song became a grim symbol of police brutality.
Thierry Henry took a knee knee in a powerful movement on Thursday for eight minutes and 46 seconds
And Henry emphatically emphasized this issue at the start of Montreal’s opening game of the MLS’s Back Tournament against the New England Revolution – a game they lost 1-0.
The Frenchman wore a T-shirt with ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the front kneeling in his technical room at the kick-off and only returned to his feet after eight minutes and 46 seconds of the match.
“I sat down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, I think you know why,” said Henry after the game.
“It was common to pay tribute and support the cause. That was actually it. [It’s] pretty easy.’
Henry’s Solidarity Show is the latest in the MLS, as America’s best flight stands up to racial injustice.