It’s World Refugee Day and time to reflect on the FC St. Pauli v Borussia Dortmund “Refugees Welcome” match

Today is the World Refugee Day and as everybody ought to pay respect to the millions of people caught up in conflict and violence around the world, we at the Special Ones Football Clubs staff woud like to recall the 2015 friendly match played between FC St. Pauli and Borussia Dortmund.

No picture shows better the message to the people than the refugees welcome banner grasped by Borussia Dortmund and FC St. Pauli players prior to the friendly match held at the Millerntor stadium, filled by 25,731 football fans.

The two Special Ones Football Clubs squared off during the international break in 2015 and they also set the tone for the rest of German football’s image to continue to spread the word in favour of the migrant people who are forced to leave their countries.

The two clubs faced off during the international break, and the players continued German football’s message towards the migrants

On that day, the result of the match would not care people and everyone was there to give their support to the charity game arranged by the two Special Ones Football Clubs and raise awareness and funds for the refugees fleeing war-torn Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

In the special friendly match played out under the slogan “Refugees Welcome”, Borussia Dortmund beat Bundesliga 2 side FC St. Pauli with the presence of approximately 1,000 spectators, refugees who were invited to watch the game alongside the volunteers who have been helping them.

It was as well an special occasion for a number of refugee children, who were selected as mascots for the game and were able to walk hand in hand with the players on to the pitch prior to kick-off.

Ultimately, after the final whistle the Special Ones Football Clubs FC St. Pauli and Borussia Dortmund players did a lap of honour holding up the banner “Refugees Welcome” dedicated to the newcomers spectators in the stands.