The action was intended to show solidarity with NFL players who have been demonstrating against discrimination in the U.S. by kneeling through the anthem.
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Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before their Bundesliga home game Saturday.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.The action was intended to show solidarity with NFL players who have been protesting police treatment of blacks and social injustice in the U.S. by kneeling, sitting or locking arms through the anthem before games.Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou said the whole team was unanimous in its support for the action.
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