Pirates, Punks & Politics: Falling in Love with a Radical Football Club

Pirates, Punks & Politics: Falling in Love with a Radical Football Club

Nick Davidson, Ian Joy


FC Sankt Pauli – the soccer membership within the red-light district of Hamburg; a transvestite chairman; terraces populated via punks, pimps and prostitutes; a membership run through anarchists, united lower than the cranium and crossbones flag. this can be the cliché that has been lazily peddled, one that draws clueless stag events from the Reeperbahn to the Millerntor stadium. yet it's now not the true St Pauli. In Pirates, Punks & Politics writer Nick Davidson places the list directly, intermingling the historical past of FC St. Pauli, and the district it represents, with an account of his personal involvement with the membership. again in 2007 Davidson travelled along with his father to observe his first online game on the Millerntor. What he discovered strengthened his religion in soccer. This publication is going past the stereotype to find the true St. Pauli – a membership with a passionate, left-wing fan base that has made a stand opposed to, fascism, racism, sexism and either in soccer and wider society. because the writer and numerous others have stumbled on, the Millerntor is usually a spot which welcomes with open fingers fanatics looking a substitute for the rabid commercialisation of soccer in different places, encouraging them to stick for hours after the ultimate whistle and immerse themselves within the brilliant fan tradition. learn this ebook and fall in love with a distinct type of soccer. all of the author's royalties should be donated to the 1910.V. Museum, FC St. Pauli museum undertaking.

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