Cheeky lace from Charlottenburg!
On the occasion of the cup derby against city rivals Union (today, 8.45 p.m., ARD and Sky live), Hertha’s fan article department has launched a very special T-shirt.
On the back is the text of a fan song that the ultras like to sing at derby time – and which is directed against Union.
The text says: “From Spandau to Hellersdorf, from Wedding to Neukölln. From Zehlendorf to jwd, there’s only Hertha BSC.” The text is sung to the melody of the Scottish folk song “Auld Lang Syne”.
What is explosive, however, is what cannot be read on the T-shirt (price 19.95 euros). The textile text ends: “So remember one thing, for all time, and never forget it”.
In the stadium, the fans then sing: “Unioner come from Köpenick, Herthaner from Berlin”. The blue and whites express their claim to be the number 1 in Berlin and to represent the entire capital, while they only see Union as a district club. But that doesn’t even appear on the fan shirt!
While the line “Herthaner from Berlin” is emblazoned on the chest, the passage about Union is missing – possibly because the shirt sells better that way. Fans understand the tip against the local rivals anyway.
Hertha already teased at the league derby in November, had blue and white posters put up all over the city – also in front of the stadium at the Alte Försterei. Union, in turn, issued the motto “Berlin sees red” before the first Bundesliga derby in 2019 – an allusion to the Köpenicker club colors.
Now Hertha took revenge with the cheeky derby shirt. A fire in the cup round of sixteen today in the Olympic Stadium is therefore taken care of.