‘Our duty to evoke change’: OSU football team shares powerful video about death of George Floyd


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — Members of the Ohio State University football team are standing together in a video reflecting on the death of George Floyd and the country’s response.

The video was shared on the official Twitter feed of the football team.

Members of the team speak in the video, emphasizing that they will “fight for change” and asking that fans join them.

One player says: “Don’t ignore George Floyd.” Another states: “His senseless killing at the hands of law enforcement has shaken this nation to its core.”

Other players join together, saying: “As members of the Ohio State Football team, we have a platform not only in Central Ohio, but around the globe. With this platform, it is our duty to promote awareness and evoke change.”

Watch the entire video below:

George Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.

Protests occurred in Columbus, where protesters caused damage at the statehouse. In Cleveland, peaceful protests turned violent over the weekend, and a curfew is in effect through 8 p.m. Tuesday.

For much more on George Floyd, click here.

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