NEW AWAY SHIRT UNVEILED – SPECIAL "NO FOOTBALL FOR FASCISTS" EDITION
Friday, 14. May 2021, 12:58 Uhr
The final home game of the 2020/21 season marks the launch of the new St. Pauli away shirt. And once again, principal sponsors congstar will be freeing up the space on the front of the jersey. Instead of the company logo, the "No football for fascists" slogan coined by the supporters will adorn a special-edition version of the shirt for the visit of Hannover 96.
The slogan underlines the club's social responsibility to promote diversity and tolerance and oppose racism and discrimination. When the new East Stand was built at the Millerntor, the supporters splashed it across the stand for all to see.
The limited-edition shirt is priced €69.95 and now available online. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund a trip to a memorial site and thus support the work of Fanladen St. Pauli. Unfortunately, the trip cannot go ahead without restrictions at the moment. As soon as it can be arranged, the Fanladen will announce details on their website (www.stpauli-fanladen.de) and social media channels.
In bringing out the shirt, which comes in the traditional white, the club is not only making a socio-political statement but also one in terms of sustainability. As a part of the new DIIY collection, it conveys impressive inner values as well, combining as it does fair production conditions, sustainable materials and performance for professional and amateur athletes alike.
Director of sales Bernd von Geldern said: "The special-edition shirt shows how a host of influences can come together at FC St. Pauli. Special thanks go to our principal sponsors congstar, who have kindly freed up the space for an important statement once again, and to our supporters and the Fanladen, of course, for their commitment, which has shaped the club for many decades. At the same time, our DIIY team sport collection also gives us the opportunity to show what is possible in terms of sustainability."
Justus Peltzer, Fanladen St. Pauli, said: "We first had the opportunity to place the 'No football for fascists' slogan in a prominent position on the shirt in 2016. Unfortunately, we have to state that five years on the fight against far-right ideas has become even more important and the message has lost none of its relevance. We are therefore delighted to be able to take a stand with the club once again and continue shedding light on the issue."
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