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03rd Sep 2015

Germany winger helps launch campaign to stand up for refugees (Video)

Tom Victor

Amid the current refugee crisis, the stance of German football clubs and their fans has been admirable.

Multiple Bundesliga clubs have welcomed gestures from their supporters welcoming those fleeing war-torn regions, and now Schalke have gone one step further with their #StehtAuf (‘Stand Up’) campaign.

Led by former Schalke winger Gerald Asamoah, who represented Germany in two World Cups after his family migrated to the country from Ghana when he was a child, the message is clear.

“Stand up if you’re Royal Blue. Stand up if you’re human,” the 36-year-old says.

Fellow German club Borussia Dortmund have got behind the Royal Blues, sharing this very honourable message with the footballing world and describing the two clubs as “separated in colours, united in the cause.”