Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has claimed he is still struggling with his emotions after the demise of George Floyd.
Floyd’s death has led to a protest from across the globe with footballers and other prominent people adding their voices.
‘Black Lives Matter’ is the message being sent across by everyone involved in the protest as it looks set to continue this week.
Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have all added their opinions on the campaign being undertaken.
The winger said: “It’s a really difficult time because I know these things can happen to a lot of people.
“If this happened to your mother or your sister or your father, you can feel like you want to die, you don’t want to go to work, you don’t want to do anything so people have to take this seriously and know that this does not have to happen again.
“It’s difficult to see everything. I see a lot of videos and I don’t like to see people hurt. You can feel the pain. It’s a difficult time for me but we have to carry on and be careful.
“I’m so sorry and so disappointed for George and for his family. I know this could happen to a lot of people, it could happen to my father or my brother.
“That’s why I try to do my best to support. Even though it’s not in my country I think this touches everyone.
“We see the story everywhere. If you can give support or help or do something, I think everybody just wants to help.
“You can only know the pain when this happens to you, but you can understand and it’s important.”