Just like our very own Manchester there’s a hell of a lot more to Hamburg’s historical neighbouring town St. Pauli than just it’s impressive footballing heritage. From the red lights and rock’n’roll of the 1950s Reeperbahn to the anarchic left wing uprisings of the eighties and nineties, St. Pauli still possesses a rebellious, radical and riotous streak, a gleaming beacon of independent spirit in a increasingly globalised and ‘samey’ world. The St. Pauli Streetcore collection has been created by the FC St. Pauli merchandise franchise (and our mate Steven from the Reference Council) to celebrate their refreshingly anti-authoritarian stance. My personal favourite being the ‘Destroy Fascism’ tee that is just the kind of thing I’ve been looking for since booking that holiday to Athens. The collection is due to arrive this summer and will be available from a variety of cool shops such as Well Gosh and Present.
Can’t help but think that letter only tells one side of the story.
I’m a season ticket holder at Sankt Pauli and I’d suggest sticking to merchandise made by the fans/ultras themselves for the following reasons…