Arsenal legend Thierry Henry takes knee for first 8mins 46secs of Montreal Impact clash in Black Lives Matter tribute

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THIERRY HENRY took a knee for the first eight minutes and 46 seconds of Montral Impact’s game against New England Revolution.

The Arsenal legend wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and raised his first in the air in support of the campaign.

All of the players from both of the Major League Soccer teams took a knee in solidarity before kick-off.

When the game began, Henry remained on his knee.

The 42-year-old stayed in the same position for the same amount of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd.

After the match, he said: “I sat down for eight minutes 46 seconds, I gues you guys know why.

“That was just to pay tribute. That was it, simple.”

Henry’s side went on to lose the match 1-0 after a goal from Gustavo Bou.

The Montreal boss is the latest big name to show their support for the movement.

Orlando City and Inter Miami players came onto the pitch wearing black gloves, face masks and t-shirts related to the movement.

Their silent demonstration also lasted eight minutes and 46 seconds.

Premier League players have also taken a knee, but it’s not just footballers that have showed their support.

Lewis Hamilton knelt alongside 13 other drivers before the Formula 1 return in Australia.

England and West Indies cricket players also took a knee in a show of solidarity before the start of the First Test.

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