‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity

BERLINHertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday.

“We wanted to make a stand against racism,” Hertha captain Per Skjelbred said after their 2-0 loss to Schalke.

Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while Pal Dardai’s coaching staff, general manager Michael Preetz, club officials and substitutes took a knee off it before kickoff.

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