Last Friday night’s match between St. Pauli and Schalke is only the 7th in Bundesliga history to be abandoned. One individual’s action has given an entire group of fans a bad wrap. Now the FC St. Pauli have to play their next home match against Werder in front of empty terraces.
88 minutes are gone, St. Pauli are down to 9 players after referee Deniz Atykin has sent of two of the players. About 27 minutes earlier the St. Pauli had a goal blown off for offside, a split second decision that was difficult to make, but right as the TV pictures later confirm. The linesman who made the decision is later hit by a pint of beer, thrown by an outraged spectator, and the referee abandoned the match. Read the rest of this entry