- Chelsea got a comeback win at Villa Park on Sunday.
- Giroud scored the winner and took the knee and pointed his fingers to the sky celebrating it.
- The striker says he paid tribute to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
- The Frenchman adds the as a Christian he wants this kind of hate to be eradicated.
"It was just a tribute to George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, and also because I always point my fingers to the sky because I’m Christian," Olivier Giroud told Chelsea's official website.
"As a Christian I feel we live in a difficult time and I would love people to show more love to each other and eradicate this kind of hate.
"I want to stand for that, for that kind of cause, against racism, antisemitism, homophobia. I think it was important also that something came from a white guy.
"I think we should stick together and we need to show more respect and support, humility and love to each other."
Earlier in the month, led by captain Cesar Azpilicueta, the Chelsea players took an initiative to express their solidarity with the George Floyd cause. All first-team players took the knee before resuming their training session and assembled in an H-shape to signify 'H for Human'.
In the latest round of games, all Premier League teams wore the kit with their names on the back of the shirts replaced with 'Black Lives Matter' inscription.