Germany joined England in a kneeling protest before their Euro 2020 last 16 match. The captains of both teams also set wore special armbands for the game.
Germany and England players knelt together ahead of kickoff of their Euro 2020 last 16 in London's Wembley Stadium match on Tuesday.
England's players have knelt before each of their three group stage games in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement against racial injustice.
"We stand for all these values and think it's right to stand up for such values," Germany coach Joachim Löw told reporters on Monday. "The team has discussed what to do and told us that they will also take the knee. That's a great sign."
Germany captain Manuel Neuer added that Germany "want to show solidarity with the national team of England. That's why we're going to do it. We're happy to go along with it and didn't have to think about it for long."
"I have never believed that we should just stick to football," Southgate wrote. "Our players are role models. And, beyond the confines of the pitch, we must recognize the impact they can have on society."
"It’s their duty to continue to interact with the public on matters such as equality, inclusivity and racial injustice, while using the power of their voices to help put debates on the table, raise awareness and educate."
Captains with rainbow armbands
England captain Harry Kane also joined Neuer in wearing a rainbow captain's armband.