“Superman” striker RENE SCHNITZLER spent two years at the Millerntor Stadion and appeared in 33 games while scoring seven goals over two seasons in the 2.Bundesliga with FC St. Pauli of Hamburg after arriving from Borussia Moenchengladbach to start the 2007-08 campaign. (www.bundesliga.de)
Known in some circles as “The Brothel of the League”, still once more, German Bundesliga club FC ST. PAULI of HAMBURG and their radical, blood-thirsty Marxist revolutionary CHE GUEVARA-loving, left-wing supporters find themselves at the heart of disgrace and scandal.
Former FC St. Pauli striker RENE SCHNITZLER has disclosed in an interview with German magazine STERN that he took 100,000 Euros from a Dutch gambling godfather named “Paul” to manipulate five 2.Bundesliga matches over a two-year period.
Funny then, that the MILLERNTOR STADION in the Heiligengeistfeld area of the St. Pauli district of Hamburg — the home ground of the famed “Kult Klub” with its so-called “unique culture” — is very close to the REEPERBAHN, a street which serves as the center of the city’s red light district.
The Reeperbahn is often referred to in German as “DIE SUENDIGE MEILE” — The Sinful Mile.
32-year-old veteran striker GERALD ASAMOAH, a two-time World Cup performer who has won 43 caps and scored six goals for the national team of Germany, transferred to FC St. Pauli of Hamburg for free to start this 2010-11 campaign after 44 goals in 279 Bundesliga games over the course of eleven seasons for Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen. (archiv.mopo.de)
Reportedly, the corrupted Schnitzler was supposed to have influenced the four away matches against FSV 05 Mainz, Hansa Rostock, FC Augsburg, and MSV Duisburg during the 2007-08 season, his first with FC St. Pauli after transferring from Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The team leader with six goals in the 2.Bundesliga for FC St. Pauli that 2007-08 campaign, the striker clearly lacking an ability to sustain fundamental footballing morals was also to have thrown the away match with FSV 05 Mainz the following season, as well.
In the end, the Dutch gambling godfather “Paul” might have had cause to feel cheated as Schnitzler did not even play for FC St. Pauli in three of the five matches which were originally scheduled to have been fixed.
“Even when no manipulation has taken place,” a spokesman identified as FC St. Pauli team manager CHRISTIAN BOENIG stated, “it is still a kick in the face.”
“We did not notice anything conspicuous and neither did the other players, had we done so we would have reported it.”
“But it is an uneasy feeling when a player with whom we have discussed tactics with and worked in private is connected with the betting mafia,” added Boenig.
The hopelessly fashion-conscious trainer of FC St. Pauli, HOLGER STANISLAWSKI, stated, “It is simply very disappointing when something like this happens.”
Schnitzler, meanwhile, confessed to being a long-time gambling addict in the Stern magazine interview.
Which means, in short order, the world-wide Progressive Liberal Main Stream Media will rush to the aid of this poor, unfortunate victim of society. Because the supporters of FC St. Pauli proudly champion victims of oppression, it is rather unlikely that popular opinion amongst the loyal fans of the Kult Klub will be against Schnitzler. Culprits for this calamity could very well be sought at the headquarters of modest FC St. Pauli’s great cross-town rivals and ultimate class enemy, SV Hamburg, who have always been one of Germany’s largest football teams.
As a matter of fact, the chances are very good that, in the end, this Schnitzler swindler will be painted as some sort of grand hero who is to be celebrated by the supporters of FC St. Pauli — like Cuba’s communist dictator FIDEL CASTRO’s famous Marxist Revolutionary murderous thug, CHE GUEVARA.