Players from across Major League Soccer join a pre-match anti-racism demonstration

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Players from across Major League Soccer joined a pre-match anti-racism demonstration as football returned in the US for the first time since March.In the first game since the coronavirus shutdown, ex-Manchester United winger Nani scored to secure a win for Orlando over David Beckham-owned Inter Miami. Dozens of MLS players took to the pitch before kick-off and raised their fist for eight minutes and 46 seconds. As Orlando and Inter Miami players took a knee around the centre circle, players from the other teams stood around them and one-by-one raised their fist. Each wore face masks emblazoned with Black Lives Matter, while some wore T-shirts with slogans including ‘silence is violence’ and ‘black and proud’. The fixture was part of the MLS is Back Tournament, which takes a group stage and knockout format and runs until 11 August.

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