Adriano Boin Date: 21st June 2020 at 1:20am
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Torino defender Nicolas Nkoulou dedicated his for the Granata to Amercian George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police in the has sparked worldwide protests over racial injustice.

The Granata squared off against Parma in the first match after the league was brought to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the two sides settling for a 1-1 draw.

Nkoulou’s goal was his first of the season, and he stated that his first thoughts after heading home from a corner were of Floyd.

“When I scored I immediately thought of my brother George Floyd, who is important to me,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

Torino saw a chance for three points slip away when missed from the spot in the 48th minute, and Nkoulou admitted it’s a match they should have won.

“We started the match and managed to score, then conceded the equaliser,” he added.

“It’s a pity, as it’s a game we could’ve won, but it remains an important point.”