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Naomi Osaka Wears George Floyd Mask During Latest U.S. Open 2020 Match

Naomi Osaka Wears George Floyd Mask During Latest U.S. Open 2020 Match

Naomi Osaka is making yet another powerful statement.

The 22-year-old tennis pro wore a mask that had “George Floyd” written across it as she arrived at her quarter-finals match at the 2020 U.S. Open on Tuesday (September 8) at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

George was killed back on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Since his death, there have been peaceful protests all of the country fight against racial injustice and police brutality.

Naomi has worn different masks bearing different names throughout the tennis tournament, and says she has one for all seven rounds if she continues to win. She has already worn masks with Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Trayvon Martin‘s names on them.

Naomi will be advancing to the semifinals after defeating American player Shelby Rogers, 6-3, 6-4.

There was a shocking disqualification at the 2020 U.S. Open over the weekend.

10+ pictures inside of Naomi Osaka during her match…

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