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German FA will not punish Bundesliga players for anti-racism messages

June 3, 2020

The German Football Association (DFB) will take no disciplinary action against Bundesliga quartet Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, Marcus Thuram and Weston McKennie for their individual protests following the death of George Floyd.

In a statement, the DFB said it would maintain this stance in the event of further on-pitch protests "in the next few weeks", paving the way for more activism in the Bundesliga, the only major European football league currently active.

Fifa rules forbid players to display political, religious or personal messages, but the world governing body has urged competition organisers to take a "common sense" approach to the protests and consider the "context" when making decisions.