FC St. Pauli

FC St. Pauli

The Millerntor Stadium: a party with a pitch

The Millerntor Stadium: a party with a pitch

As powerful as symbols can be, at St. Pauli it goes deeper. The ideas that the pirate flag represent are also spelled out in the club’s mission statement. In 2009, they became the first club in Germany to adopt a set of guiding principles by passing a resolution the club’s AGM. These values include social responsibility and promoting the interests of members, employees, supporters and volunteers beyond the sphere of sport; tolerance and respect and social responsibility. The club is regularly involved in solidarity actions with a wide range of causes.The club’s alternative appeal is not limited to the political...

St. Pauli courts attention with a new line of merchandise: “Anti-fa” body wash

St. Pauli courts attention with a new line of merchandise: “Anti-fa” body wash

German special football club St. Pauli breaks the bank of this industry merchandise with a new line of merchandise entitled “Anti-fa”, a body washer gel. The club, known for its left-wing leanings and for being unusually politically outspoken, launched “Anti-Fa,” a line of shower gels and cream promising “wild freshness from the street.” The product’s name is an abbreviation of anti-fascism — a nod to the club’s political persuasion — as well as a reference to the left-wing extremist Antifa movement. And then, with the addition of a hyphen, “Anti-Fa” also appears to take aim at German shower gel maker...

Police deny hundreds of St Pauli fans attend an away match at Arminia Bielefeld

Police deny hundreds of St Pauli fans attend an away match at Arminia Bielefeld

Many St. Pauli fans who traveled to his club’s away match at Arminia Bielefeld in November never actually got in to the SchücoArena. According to social media reports, someone was smoking on the train that St. Pauli fans were on. Police officers demanded the person gave them their details, but the demand was refused. The situation escalated, and the officers ended up using pepper spray indiscriminately within the crowded carriage, according to witnesses and Amnesty Polizei, the branch of the human rights organization that deals with the police. According to Amnesty Polizei, upon their arrival at Bielefeld’s main station, some...