A German soccer team linked arms and took a knee before a soccer match to show solidarity with NFL players in the United States.
“Hertha BSC stands for tolerance and responsibility! For a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world, now and forevermore!” the club said on Twitter.
This comes after former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick took a knee last year to protest police brutality. Other NFL players and sports teams have joined Kaepernick protests.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized NFL players for taking a knee, calling it "unacceptable."
Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
As the players of the field took a knee, Hertha BSC's coaches and staff joined in on the sidelines.