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George Floyd death: Newcastle and United States defender DeAndre Yedlin reveals text from grandfather

Yedlin has won 62 international caps for the US

Newcastle and United States defender DeAndre Yedlin says his grandfather is “glad” he does not currently live in the US as he would fear for his grandson’s life “as a young black man”.

Protests have been held in the US and worldwide after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being pinned down by a white police officer.

Yedlin, from Seattle, moved to England to join Tottenham in 2015.

The 26-year-old said his grandfather’s text message “has not left his mind”.

Writing on Twitter