Victory against the bottom of the Bundesliga club keeps Dortmund’s slim title hopes alive, but it was Sancho’s performance and his personal protests on Floyd’s death that proved the main talking point.
Dortmund took a 1-0 lead through Thorgan Hazard when Sancho scored his first goal since the Bundesliga restarted, quickly releasing his team’s shirt to reveal the message, which earned him a yellow card from the referee.
His teammate Achraf Hakimi also pulled his shirt off to display the shirt with the same words after Dortmund’s fourth goal.
Earlier Sunday, French striker Marcus Thuram scored twice in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-1 win over Union Berlin and bent his knees in tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Saturday saw US Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie wear an armband that reads “Justice for George” during his side’s home defeat to Werder Bremen.
The 20-year-old Sancho is one of the hottest properties in world football, recording his tally to 17 goals and 16 assists for the season with his first senior hat-trick.
Dortmund were held 0-0 in the first half, but Hazard’s goal broke the deadlock before Sancho set up a match with Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer also on the scoresheet.
Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-1 win took them to third place and the Champions League.