The clemency of FC St. Pauli has provided for a surprising turnaround in the beer mug affair: the Hamburger may play now but before audience Bremen against Werder.
Frankfurt/Main (SID) - the pardon of FC St. Pauli has provided for a surprising turnaround in the beer mug affair: the abstiegsbedrohte Bundesliga to the match against their northern rivals Werder Bremen on 23 April now but not behind closed of doors contest. The Sportgericht of the German Football Association (DFB) under the chairmanship of Hans E. Lorenz revised his judgement of the written procedure on Thursday after a three-hour hearing.
St. Pauli comes from now with a square block. The Hamburg must play the first game of the next season in a stadium that at least 50 kilometres from Hamburg. Also, no more than 12,500 spectators must visit the game.