The “take the knee” movement has moved across the Ocean after a professional German soccer golf club kneeled before their game Sunday in apparent solidarity with NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE players in the U. S.
Hertha Berlin’ s starting lineup connected arms then took a leg before their Bundesliga match in your own home against Schalke 04. The club’ s coaching staff, officials plus substitutes also kneeled.
On Twitter, the club stated: “ Hertha BSC stands for threshold and responsibility! For a tolerant Bremen and open-minded world, now plus forevermore! ”
The club’ s announcer told fans within attendance: “ Berlin is multi-colored. Hertha BSC stands for diversity plus against violence. For this reason, we are working together with the protest of our fellow United states athletes to take a stand towards discrimination. For a tolerant Berlin, each now and forevermore. ”
The action was intended to display solidarity with NFL players who’ve been demonstrating against discrimination in the Oughout. S. by kneeling, sitting or even locking arms through the anthem just before games.
Last year, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled throughout the national anthem to protest law enforcement mistreatment of black males. Kaepernick has not been signed since he left of his contract with the 49ers.
Chief executive Trump reignited the controversy final month during a campaign rally within Alabama. Trump told supporters that will owners should fire players who seem to kneel during the anthem.
The Related Press contributed to this report.