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Hertha Berlin Midfielder Defies Bundesliga ‘Mask’ Rule To Pay Tribute To Young Fan Fighting Cancer

Despite the Bundesliga introducing a new law to discourage players from celebrating goals by donning masks only last week, Hertha Berlin’s Anis Ben-Hatira defied the threat of a mandatory yellow card to celebrate in a Spider-Man mask after netting his side’s first goal against Schalke at the weekend. You see, five months ago the midfielder was introduced to eight-year-old Jannik, a young Hertha fan who has been battling Leukaemia in the hospital.

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Stringerbell2459d ago

Nice gesture from Ben Hatria, I'm sure it made that little boy's day.

Spiewie 2459d ago

Shouldn't be penalised for this. Actions like this can have a very positive outcome.