Mainz gets support after member quits with racist comments
Mainz's Pierre Kunde Malong kneels as he celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht and Mainz, in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Alexander Hassenstein/Pool Photo via AP)BERLIN Bundesliga club Mainz has received widespread support from fans and new members have joined since a former member quit with racist comments about the team last week. We had to make clear that we wont tolerate racist attitudes of statements, the club said in a statement on its website Friday. Sometimes I get the impression that I am at the Africa Cup rather than the German Bundesliga.
Union Berlin's Anthony Ujah calls on players to fight racism
BERLIN Union Berlin striker Anthony Ujah has encouraged his fellow soccer players to be more proactive in the fight against racism. Everybody in the world of soccer knows who Thomas Mller is. I dont know how to explain, but sports has the power to bring people together, Mller said in a video that also showed other Bundesliga players gestures last weekend. Others, including American players Weston McKennie, Zack Steffen and Tyler Adams also expressed solidarity with social media posts and/or on-field statements. If I manage to get just five or 10 people to change their way of thinking about me, then Ive fulfilled my role, Ujah wrote.