Naomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name “George Floyd” at the 2020 US Open. Osaka wore masks bearing a different name of a victim of police or racist violence for every game. Photo: APNaomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name “George Floyd” at the 2020 US Open. Osaka wore masks bearing a different name of a victim of police or racist violence for every game. Photo: AP
Naomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name “George Floyd” at the 2020 US Open. Osaka wore masks bearing a different name of a victim of police or racist violence for every game. Photo: AP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

US Open champion Naomi Osaka shows sports and social justice do mix

  • Rising Covid-19 cases in France is a cause for concern and world number one Ashleigh Barty is staying away from French Open
  • Another deep run at Roland Garros would give US Open champion Naomi Osaka a further platform for social justice fight

Naomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name “George Floyd” at the 2020 US Open. Osaka wore masks bearing a different name of a victim of police or racist violence for every game. Photo: APNaomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name “George Floyd” at the 2020 US Open. Osaka wore masks bearing a different name of a victim of police or racist violence for every game. Photo: AP
Naomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name “George Floyd” at the 2020 US Open. Osaka wore masks bearing a different name of a victim of police or racist violence for every game. Photo: AP
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