Hertha Berlin #TakeAKnee in calling for a more "open-minded world"

Aubrey Yates
October 14, 2017

Images show the team gathering in the middle of the pitch at Hertha stadium and taking a knee while linking up arm-in-arm, before kick-off against Schalke.

When Hertha kneeled, the PA announcer said, "Berlin is colorful".

According to Hertha's Twitter account, the club "stands for tolerance and responsibility". For this reason, we are joining with the protest of fellow American athletes to take a stand against discrimination.

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Hertha Berlin offered the world a vision of solidarity ahead of their Bundesliga game against Schalke by joining the #TakeAKnee movement now sweeping through the sporting world in the United States.

Though Germany does not play its national anthem prior to Bundesliga games, Hertha still took the opportunity to show their solidarity with the American movement.

"For a tolerant Berlin, now and forever". Hertha's 18 players represented 10 different nations. Jonathan wasn't on the matchday roster and thus wasn't there. Trump has regularly tweeted about the players and their alleged disrespect of the American anthem. Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga game at home to Schalke on Saturday.

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