Hertha Berlin offer free tickets to fire service after severe city floods
Another day, another grand gesture in the Bundesliga. After champions Bayern Munich replaced a fan's broken mug for nothing and relegated Darmstadt offered disadvantaged fans free tickets to the Stadion am Böllenfalltor, Hertha Berlin are following suit.
Germany's capital witnessed its heaviest rainfall in a century on Thursday, prompting roughly 550 volunteers to take to the streets alongside 600 professional firefighters to tackle the floods.
To thank the selfless local heroes for their actions, Hertha are now offering all involved a free ticket to the Old Lady's pre-season friendly with Liverpool on 29 July.
"In such extreme circumstances, we have to stand together as a city," said Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz. "The male and female volunteers gave their absolute everything in the toughest of conditions. We want to show our gratitude for that."
Once they are done saving lives and restoring a bit normality to the capital, members of the Berlin fire service are invited to collect their tickets from the Hertha fan shop.