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Babelsberg's battle against far-right in Germany's fourth-tier gaining momentum

A flare is thrown on to the pitch during the match between Babelsberg and Cottbus
A flare is thrown on to the pitch during the match between Babelsberg and Cottbus.

BABELSBERG, Germany -- There might not have been a more fitting setting for the start of German football's grassroots rebellion against the rise of the New Right.

In April 2017 at fourth-tier SV Babelsberg's Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion in Potsdam, just a short walk away from where Prussian kings once presided and Quentin Tarantino shot "Inglorious Basterds" (his alternative take on German history), some Babelsberg supporters responded to Nazi chanting and Adolf Hitler salutes from mostly-masked...