Former Hornets youngster Jadon Sancho revealed a 'Justice for George Floyd' t-shirt on the way to his first ever hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund ran amok at Paderborn.

There are protests across America and further afield over the death of Mr Floyd after a white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck last Monday in Minneapolis.

Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram took a knee in tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement after scoring in Sunday's win against Union Berlin, with Sancho making a statement of his own later in the day.

'Justice for George Floyd' was scrawled on the t-shirt revealed by the England international after he tapped home his first again Paderborn, with the 20-year-old going onto score a further two in a 6-1 hammering.

Sancho later sent a powerful anti-racism message, posting on Instagram: "Solid performance from the team!!

"Delighted to get my first career hat trick, a bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change.

"We shouldn't fear speaking out for what's right, we have to come together as one & fight for justice. We are stronger together! #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd"

The former Hornets youth player, who moved to Manchester City in 2015, was handed his first start since the Bundesliga's resumption on Sunday, but Dortmund struggled in the first half without the injured Erling Haaland.

Thorgan Hazard would go on to kick-off a second-half goal frenzy, with Sancho adding a quickfire second before former Brighton defender Uwe Hunemeier pulled one back from the spot.

Hopes of a comeback were short-lived as Sancho scored a superb second, before rounding off victory following goals from Achraf Hakimi - who would also display a 'Justice for George Floyd' message - and Marcel Schmelzer.