FC St. Pauli – never mind the truth – when clichee is so funny


Something has changed the information on its way down south:

It’s FC St Pauli, formed in 1899 in the red-light district of Hamburg, down by the docks.
Its supporters were the local wharfies and labourers, and the occasional prostitute.
When the Beatles lived and played among Hamburg’s brothels and strip-clubs in the early 1960s, had they gone to the local footy between gigs they would have gone to watch FC St Pauli.
By the early 1980s the area was in decline and the soccer side was going down with it.

Source: New Zealand Herald

Erik Hauth
Als waschechter St. Paulianer verpasst der passionierte Segler selten Heimspiele und fährt oft auswärts mit. Als Kolumnist schreibt Erik Hauth für Die ZEIT online über den FC St. Pauli. Twitter: @stpauli