Everton Manager Ancelotti Leads High Profile Blues Supporting Black Lives Matter

Carlo Ancelotti is leading a number of high-profile Everton figures in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on what has been christened ‘Blackout Tuesday’.

Lucas Digne, Theo Walcott and Richarlison were among a host of Everton players to post on social media as the world of sport responds to the death in America of George Floyd.

Everton manager Ancelotti tweeted a completely black image – in recognition of Blackout Tuesday, an initiative formed to raise awareness of racial inequality – accompanied by the words: “There is No Place for Racism. Not in Football, Not in the World. Together we must make a difference. #BlackLivesMatter.”

Unarmed black man Floyd died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

Sports stars from around the globe have rushed to condemn racism in any form and the word "Enough" was stamped across a black image on the Twitter account of Everton forward Walcott, who wrote “For George Floyd and everyone else who has suffered, enough is enough.

“This cannot continue, we must change together, we must get better together. #BlackLivesMatter.”

France international left-back Digne wrote on Twitter: “It’s not white vs black. It’s everyone vs racists.”

Richarlison, meanwhile, added the hashtag #enoughisenough to an Instagram picture depicting his solidarity with Floyd.

Everton’s official Twitter account posted the message: “Together we are stronger”, along with an image of the banner inscribed with the words ‘No Al Razzismo’ supporting striker Moise Kean and unfurled before the Blues’ home fixture with Manchester City back in September.

Additionally, Jordan Pickford, Fabian Delph, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Michael Keane and Tom Davies were among current Everton first-team stars publicly backing the Black Lives Matter movement and there was support from ex-players including Tim Cahill, Steven Pienaar and Andrei Kanchelskis.

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