Bundesliga teams show support for Black Lives Matter movement

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    Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin players

    Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin players took a knee together before kick-off

    Bundesliga teams showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement with a range of protests on Saturday.

    Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin players took a knee together around the centre circle before their meeting at Signal Iduna Park.

    Dortmund players warmed up in T-shirts with messages including “no peace, no justice” and “united together”.

    Bayern Munich players wore T-shirts which said “red against racism” before their 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

    The Bundesliga leaders also wore armbands which read “Black Lives Matter” during the game.

    Mainz’s Cameroonian striker Pierre Kunde took a knee after scoring his side’s second goal in their 2-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.

    This week, sports stars including Serena Williams, Paul Pogba and Lewis Hamilton have raised their voices over police brutality against black people in America.

    Huge anti-racism protests have taken place after George Floyd, an unarmed black man in handcuffs, died after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

    Jadon Sancho

    England international Jadon Sancho has been vocal about the Black Lives Matter movement

    Roman Burki

    Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki’s message

    Leon Goretzka

    Bayern’s T-shirts said ‘red against racism’

    Bayern Munich players

    Bayern players also wore armbands

    Pierre Kunde

    Kunde took a knee after scoring for Mainz

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