Sports world reacts as Derek Chauvin found guilty in death of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday on all charges he faced in connection with the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

A jury of six white, four Black and two multi-racial jurors found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after 10 hours of deliberation over two days. Chauvin, 45, faces a maximum sentence of 40 years for the second-degree unintentional murder conviction, 25 years for the third-degree murder conviction and 10 years for second-degree manslaughter.

Video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, creating a nationwide call for justice in the latter’s death. The same was true for the sports world. Floyd’s death also contributed to a flood of demonstrations and marches calling for an end to systemic racism and racial injustice.

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Below are some of the reactions from throughout the sports world as Chauvin was found guilty: