The great boxer Floyd Mayweather offered to cover the funeral expenses of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests in the United States.
The promotional company of former five-division world champion, Mayweather Productions, confirmed on Twitter that he made the offer, and several reports say the family accepted.
Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd, was arrested for third-degree murder and second-degree murder charges. Three other officers involved in the arrest were not charged.
The incident sparked protests in the U.S. and abroad, with numerous athletes and professional leagues speaking out, including the great Michael Jordan of the NBA and the 15 times greatest golf champion Tiger Woods.
Jordan released a statement on Sunday that condemned "deep-seated racism" in the United States, while Woods said on Monday that he had always respected US officials, but that Floyd's use of force clearly crossed the line.
“I have always had the greatest respect for our law enforcement. They train with such diligence to understand how, when and where to use force, ”posted Woods on Twitter. "This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line."
Meanwhile, Steve Bisciotti, owner of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, pledged $ 1 million for social justice reform and said a group of current and current alumni would decide which organizations would benefit.
“We must all discover new ways to come together. We must all work to break the cycle of systematic racial injustice ”, Bisciotti said in a statement.