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Supporters stand in silence for 15 minutes

icon redbullmls23 September ~ For the first 15 minutes of Union Berlin's match on Sunday their fans, mostly wearing black, stood in silence. It was a protest at the ownership of their opponents, RB Leipzig, who are run by Red Bull. The Union fans also held up a banner reading "Football culture dies in Leipzig", making the point that clubs should not become marketing tools for companies but instead need "participation, faithfulness, terracing, emotions, pro bono work, financial fair play, tradition, transparency, passion, stories and independence". The Union In Englisch blog has details of the protest, as well as the strategy behind Red Bull's campaign.

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