# Kick Racism Out
German football team post 'blackface' photo in response to racist attacks
Deinster SV wanted to make a stand after two of their players were attacked.

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A GERMAN LOWER-league club have digitally altered a team photo to make their players appear black after two of their squad were racially abused.

Coach Soenke Kreibich says two of Deinster SV’s players – who are Sudanese refugees – were targeted at a local fete arranged for Easter.

The photo is a show of soldarity for the pair.

A Facebook post reads: “Our friend and fellow player, Emad, was insulted and beaten on racial grounds on Saturday. This is just sad!

“Violence against refugees is pathetic!! Emad and Amar – you belong to us, like any other at [the club] and we are pleased that you are with us!!!”

Emad and Amar were subjected to verbal and physical abuse, with the former beaten.

“We wanted to make a stand, amongst ourselves but also to the public,” Kreibich told Jetzt.

“It should make it clear that Emad and Amar are an inherent part of our team, and not a minority on whom you can use violence to let off your personal frustration.”

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