Hertha Berlin 'Take A Knee' As Show Of Solidarity With NFL Protests

Hertha Berlin 'Take A Knee' As Show Of Solidarity With NFL Protests

Hertha Berlin 'Take A Knee' As Show Of Solidarity With NFL Protests

The action mimicked those of NFL players who have been protesting police treatment of African Americans and social injustice in the U.S. by kneeling, sitting or locking arms during the national anthem before games.

Both players and officials of Hertha Berlin got down on one knee prior to the game "For a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world, now and forevermore!" according to a tweet by the team. "Berlin is colorful", the announcer said.

"For a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world, now and forevermore!" On Saturday Hertha Berlin took a stance and followed their American counterparts.

"For this reason, we are joining forces with the protest of our fellow American athletes to take a stand against discrimination".

"There are some people, however, who are not that far ideologically yet".

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement previous year but more athletes have now jumped on board following the recent criticism by US President Donald Trump.

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Before their game vs. Schalke, Hertha knelt and locked arms for "tolerance and responsibility".

Saturday's protest in Germany was not done during an anthem because it typically isn't played before league games there. But they were not the first soccer players to take a knee.

The nation that just a few short decades ago slavishly supported a fascist who promised to rid the country of Jews and racial minorities is hardly in a position to take a knee to promote social justice.

Hertha forward Salomon Kalou said, "Hertha always stands against racism".

Footballer Salomon Kalou announced that they stood against racists and were meant to continue fighting against discrimination, which shouldn't exist in sport.

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