- Associated Press - Saturday, October 21, 2017

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) - German second-tier leader Fortuna Duesseldorf has played in jerseys declaring the club’s opposition to far-right politics.

Duesseldorf had “Gegen Rechts” (against right-wing) on its shirt fronts instead of the usual logo from main sponsor Orthomol in Friday’s 1-0 home win over Darmstadt.

Players also warmed up for the game wearing jerseys that showed a fist smashing a swastika.

The club says the action was to protest “racism and discrimination.”

Orthomol owner Nils Glagau says the health-supplement company supports the action and “we gladly make room on the jerseys for it.”

Chairman Robert Schaefer says, “It’s up to a traditional club to position itself clearly on the important issues in society. Fortuna has been doing this for years.”


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