CNN about St. Pauli, red lights and Jolly Roger

„A lot of squatters from the well known squats down at the docks in the 1980s brought a skull and crossbones flag to the club, as a joke, but it spread,“ explained Sven Brux, a lifelong supporter and head of fan organization and security at St. Pauli.

„It’s a symbol: we, the poor, are against the rich, rich [clubs] like [Bayern] Munich. Like pirates fighting for the poor against the rich. Now it’s an official club symbol.“

from „Punks, prostitutes and St. Pauli: Inside football’s coolest club“
By James Montague, for CNN