Viktor Axelsen, Carolina Marin, Michelle Li and more join in on #BlackoutTuesday Instagram trend

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Blackout Tuesday: Protest against George Floyd's death spreads to the world of badminton. (photo: Viktor Axelsen's Instagram)
Blackout Tuesday: Protest against George Floyd's death spreads to the world of badminton. (photo: Viktor Axelsen's Instagram)

Kuala Lumpur: Social media was going dark for Blackout Tuesday as badminton stars around the world including Viktor Axelsen, Carolina Marin, Michelle Li, Gronya Somerville, Kim Astrup, Anders Antonsen, and Yang Po Han participated in a viral social media trend dubbed “Blackout Tuesday”.

These badminton players posted black images on their Instagram pages to show solidarity against police brutality towards black people in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

Below are Instagram posts from these players in observing Blackout Tuesday and showing support to combat racial discrimination and social injustice.

Viktor Axelsen

 

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#blackouttuesday

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Carolina Marin

 

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#BlackOutTuesday #BlackLivesMatter

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Michelle Li

 

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BlackLivesMatter. #blackouttuesday #dontstaysilent #useyourvoice

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Gronya Somerville

 

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#blackouttuesday 🖤💛❤️

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Kim Astrup

 

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#blackouttuesday

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Anders Antonsen

 

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Yang Po Han

 

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✔️#blackouttuesday ⚫️ #BLM

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