Fortunes of Berlin clubs changed by Bundesliga's virus break
Hertha BSC's Krzysztof Piatek celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha Berlin and Augsburg at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Hannibal Hanschke/pool photo via AP)BERLIN The Bundesligas coronavirus-induced break has changed the fortunes of the Berlin clubs. The German soccer leagues unprecedented two-month suspension came at the right time for Hertha Berlin and the wrong time for city rival Union Berlin. The former Stuttgart and Hamburger SV coach is coaching his eighth Bundesliga team. When you see our remaining games, you can see how important these (10) points were, Labbadia said.
Young players call for 'Justice for George Floyd' in Germany
(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)BERLIN Four young soccer players in Germanys Bundesliga addressed the death of George Floyd in the United States with protests against police brutality and calls for justice over the weekend. Sancho scored his first hat trick in Borussia Dortmunds 6-1 win at Paderborn with no fans present, but removed his jersey after his first goal to reveal a T-shirt with the handwritten message Justice for George Floyd on the front. On Saturday, McKennie wore an armband with the handwritten message Justice for George around his left arm. We as Schalke 04 are supporting our players position 100%, the clubs sporting director Jochen Schneider told the Bild tabloid. The violent death of American citizen George Floyd has shocked people all over the world.