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No sanctions against anti-racism protests by players in the Bundesliga
Bundesliga players protest against racism
Bundesliga players protest against racism Credit: DFB (Reproduction)

The German Football Association (DFB) decided it will not apply any sanctions against Achraf Hakimi, Jadon Sancho (both from Borussia Dortmund), Weston McKennie (FC Schalke 04) and Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach) after their protests in solidarity with George Floyd.

“Naturally, the DFB Control Committee always has the FIFA Football Regulations and DFB Regulations in mind. In this specific case, however, these are targeted anti-racism actions by the players, who are thus standing up for values which the DFB also stands for and always advocates. Therefore, no process will be initiated, even not in the case of comparable anti-racism actions in the coming weeks.“ stated Dr Rainer Koch, vice-president of the association.

German soccer players to take pay cut during the coronavirus crisis

As the Bundesliga season has no games since March 8th, players from Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and 1 FC Union Berlin decided to take a pay cut in order to help their club employees.

Monchengladbach players were the first to have voluntarily offered to sacrifice part of their salary, being followed by Union, Bayern and now Dortmund.