Kaepernick started his protest previous year when he sat down as the American national anthem was played during a pre-season American football game in 2016.
When Hertha kneeled, the PA announcer said, "Berlin is colorful".
Hertha Berlin players and coaches "took a knee" before their game against Schalke. "For this reason we are joining the protest of American athletes and setting a sign against discrimination", the stadium announcer told more than 50,000 fans attending the game at Berlin's Olympiastadion, originally built for the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.
According to the teams twitter page, they made a decision to take a knee "in the name of tolerance, responsibility, and a tolerant Berlin".
Last year, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem to protest police mistreatment of black males.
Despite the quarterback no longer having a club his cause was given the spotlight a few weeks ago when president Donald Trump chose to attack him and the National Football League for their actions. "We are Berlin. We are an open-minded city, and we stand for diversity, and that's what the team and the club wanted to stand up for today".
Last weekend, United States vice-president Mike Pence walked out of a match between the Indianapolis Colts and the 49ers after a number of their players took a knee. "There are some people, however, who are not that far ideologically yet", Hertha defender Sebastian Langkamp said.
"I think Hertha is living a good example to fight against this phenomenon".
Samsung launches its new Galaxy J2 (2017) Edition in India
Samsung also cut the price of its tablets, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 9.7-inch on sale at Currys PC world with £30 off. Samsung Galaxy J2 2017 Edition features a 4.7-inch qHD Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.
Facebook launches USA food delivery service on its website
If that restaurant is tied with the delivery service that Facebook has partnered with, you will be allowed to choose the service. It also works directly with restaurants' proprietary services, like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John's and Panera.
Google Duo video calling integration comes to Phone, Contacts and Message apps
The roll out will begin with the first generation Pixel , Android One and Nexus devices, as well as the brand new Pixel 2 phones. For example, Google announced two messaging apps, Allo and Duo at Google I/O in mid-2016, with the latter aimed at video calls.