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St. Pauli strippers get sent off

The Local · 20 Jan 2011, 13:59

Published: 20 Jan 2011 13:59 GMT+01:00

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The Susis Show Bar on Hamburg's main red-light drag, the Reeperbahn, has installed a large mirror and a pole in their box for their strippers to dance for guests invited to watch Bundesliga games.

But the club has blown the whistle to the idea guests in the box can watch football while the strippers perform, and say the women can only dance after the ninety minutes of action on the pitch is over.

St. Pauli bosses acted after fans complained about the image of the club, which has something of a cult following and whose supporters are famed for their left-leaning politics, being tarnished.

"We had a discussion with the owner of the box and made it clear there cannot be dances during the matches," St. Pauli president Stefan Orth told daily Bild.

"There can be performances after the matches, there can be dances, but they must not end up nude," he said. "If they dance just once naked, they will be out of here!"

Prices for a box at St Pauli's 24,850-capacity Millerntor Stadium start at €65,000 ($87,500).

St. Pauli has never been afraid of ground-breaking initiatives and are the first football club in the world to install a kindergarten so children of fans can be looked after at the club while their parents cheer their team.

St. Pauli are 15th in the Bundesliga after winning a promotion last season.

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17:22 January 20, 2011 by PawD
What a pity!
17:35 January 20, 2011 by teutonic-knight
This is a positive step. Hopefuly in the future they eliminate the strip clubs.

Because imagine what if a family of husband, wife and children want to go out and watch football. Obviously they want a good and healthy enviornment. Also by abolishing strip clubs, we will show the wolrd that we value our women more than anything. We show that women are not the product of society. Women are the future of a country and the key to creating a healthy and strong future for our people.
09:06 January 21, 2011 by BachSchuUSA
Right, let's return to the good old times of kinder, kuche, and kirche!

I put myself through college, without kids or habits mind you, by dancing. These young women are very possibly doing the same. In the 21st century we don't need old fashioned "Teutonic Knight" telling us how to make money!
12:26 January 21, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
Yay let's get rid of them here too
20:29 January 21, 2011 by fair1day
"St. Pauli bosses acted after fans complained about the image of the club, which has something of a cult following and whose supporters are famed for their left-leaning politics, being tarnished."

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