Moritz Boehringer has become the first international player to be drafted into the NFL directly from a European league. The 22-year-old German wide receiver is headed for the Minnesota Vikings, who chose him in the sixth round of the draft.
Hertha Berlin players and coaches "took a knee" before their game against Schalke. The gesture was in support of the protests of some NFL players during the US national anthem, which have irked Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's distaste for athletes failing to stand for the US anthem before games seems to have moved the NFL to action. Commissioner Roger Goodell has written to team owners saying players "should" stand.
The wait is over for American football fans around the world as the new NFL season begins. Support in Germany continues to boom, and three brothers from Leverkusen could be the men to tip the sport into the mainstream.
US President Donald Trump has launched a new attack against American football protesters, saying they are disrespecting military personnel. He hit back at critics who said he is devoting too much attention to the issue.
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