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Dutch soccer set for widespread protests against racism

(CNN)Professional soccer players in Holland will stand still for the first minute of this weekend's matches to protest against racism in the game. The Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, the two top-flight leagues in the country, came to the joint decision to temporarily suspend play after games kick off, with the slogan "Racism? Then we don't play football!" displayed on screens around the stadiums. An extra minute will be added to the end of the first half. "It is intended to make fans aware that football belongs to everyone, regardless of cultural background, religion or sexual preference," read an Eredivisie statement. The protest comes after a second division game between FC Den Bosch and Excelsior was stopped due to alleged racist abuse e ...