USMNT defender DeAndre Yedlin: "All we're asking is we're seen as equal"

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As he prepares for the restart of the Premier League season, Newcastle United fullback DeAndre Yedlin received a text from his grandfather.

The message — his grandfather was happy he wasn’t living in the United States right now because he “would fear for my life as a black man” — sparked the US men’s national team defender to describe his reaction in a Twitter thread.

The former Seattle Sounders standout spoke of solidarity to George Floyd and others who are victims of police brutality and questioned if there is truly “liberty and justice for all.”