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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 14, 2020, after stepping off Marine One as he returns from his golf club in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

FIFA urges 'tolerance' after Trump's anthem kneeling rebuke

Jun. 15, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

FIFA appealed Monday for “tolerance, mutual respect and common sense” after U.S. President Donald Trump denounced the annulment of a policy that required soccer players to stand during the national anthem. “I won’t be watching much anymore!” Trump tweeted Saturday. Trump...

Players of both teams kneel together on the grass at the centre circle to send a signal against racism prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and VfL Wolfsburg in Bremen, Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2020. (Patrick Stollarz, Pool via AP)

More German teams kneel before games, Wolfsburg beats Werder

Jun. 7, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Four more Bundesliga teams took a knee before their games on Sunday, as Werder Bremen inched closer to relegation and Schalke's winless run became its worst for 27 years. Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin first kneeled ahead of their game Saturday in an anti-racism gesture...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 file photo, Cologne's Anthony Ujah from Nigeria, front, and Schalke's Dennis Aogo challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Cologne in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Union Berlin striker Anthony Ujah has encouraged his fellow German soccer league players to be more proactive in the fight against racism. Ujah was the first Bundesliga player to react on social media to the killing of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man, who died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee for several minutes on his neck. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Union Berlin's Anthony Ujah calls on players to fight racism

Jun. 6, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Union Berlin striker Anthony Ujah has encouraged his fellow soccer players to be more proactive in the fight against racism. “When I look at a player like Thomas Müller, who means so much to the Germans, then even one (social media) post from him is a strong statement,”...