#TakeAKnee Goes Global: A German Soccer Team Knelt Before a Match This Weekend

This weekend, members of Berlin’s Hertha BSC soccer team gathered before a game, linked arms and knelt midfield.

In a tweet explaining their motives, the team said that their franchise “stands for tolerance and responsibility! For a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world, now and forevermore!”

They also included the hashtag “TakeAKnee,” which was sparked following widespread demonstrations during the national anthem before NFL games. The protests were started by (now-free agent) quarterback Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness about racial injustice and to protest police brutality.

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