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German FA open investigation against Hertha Berlin following banner allegedly in reference to mass rape which occurred in Cologne in 2015

HERTHA BERLIN could be in hot water following a disgusting banner unfurled during their German Cup clash at Cologne.

The German FA have opened an investigation after fans unveiled a sign which read: “Even on New Year’s Eve, your sisters dance alone”.

Hertha Berlin fans were reported to have unveil horrific banner at Cologne
Hertha Berlin fans were reported to have unveil horrific banner against Cologne
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Around 24 rapes occurred in Germany on New Year's Eve 2015, mainly in Cologne
Around 24 rapes occurred in Germany on New Year’s Eve 2015, mainly in Cologne
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The banner is a clear reference to the horrific incident on the evening of December 31, 2015 in Cologne, which saw the mass assault of women in the city.

Hertha president Michael Preetz revealed his disgust.

He affirmed: “I don’t believe that they are true Hertha fans.

“It is something we do not want to see in our stadiums and of course we will look to punish those involved.”

Hertha Berlin are expected to be in hot water following alleged banner
Hertha Berlin are expected to be in hot water following alleged banner
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Hertha Berlin were beaten 3-1 at home against Cologne in German Cup
Hertha Berlin were beaten 3-1 at home against Cologne in German Cup
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The evening in question was dark one in recent German history which allegedly saw 24 rapes in Cologne city centre.

However, it was an evening which affected the whole of Germany, with 1,200 women reportedly sexually assaulted nationwide and at least 2,000 men were involved.


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There were also numerous thefts in cities such as Dortmund, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.

Hertha made global news recently, when players joined in with the NFL protest and “took the knee” before a match against Schalke earlier this month.

Notorious Hertha Berlin fans caused quite the seen away at Hansa Rostock
Notorious Hertha Berlin fans caused quite the seen away at Hansa Rostock
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