England footballer was among a number of sports stars to add their voice to the worldwide protest against growing racism.
Protests have been held after George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died while being restrained by Minneapolis police.
Sancho unveiled a ‘Justice 4 George Floyd’ T-shirt after scoring for Borussia Dortmund in their match against Paderborn.
He went on to complete the first hat-trick of his young career in his first start since the Bundesliga returned to action.
Earlier, Sancho’s teammate Marcus Thuram took a knee after scoring in the game.
In other sports, Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown led a massive peaceful protest through downtown Atlanta, Georga, after putting out the call on social media for people to meet at the Martin Luther King Jr. national History Park after saying; “I will be peacefully protesting tomorrow.
LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick and Stephen Curry were among other high-profile sports stars in the US to speak out of the George Floyd death with James sharing a side-by-side image of the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck and Kaepernick kneeling on the sidelines during the national anthem.
James, who is often vocal about issues facing Black Americans, wrote; ‘Do you understand NOW!!?? Or is it still blurred to you??”
Other stars who voiced their protests include tennis’ latest teenage sensation Coco Gauff, NFL’s number one draft pick for 20220, Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Brown wide receiver Odel Beckham Jr.
Protesters took to the streets in New York, Detroit, Oakland, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Denver, Atlanta, Portland and other US cities whilst outdoor protests also took place throughout the UK as thousands converged onto Trafalgar Square and the US Embassy in London, in Manchester city centre and Cardiff, in South Wales, in the UK, as well as in Canada and Germany
Denying the legitimacy of the protests in the US, President Trump stated, in defiance of fellow what Republicans and Democrats, by saying that there is “no racism” in the police force.
The police officer at the centre of the tragedy, Derek Chauvin, was sacked and has been charged with third degree murder of 46-year-old Floyd.