December 23, 2011
St. Pauli, the rebels of German football, have produced a short holiday video that shuns the usual heart-warming fuzziness of the season and will probably make small children cry. In the clip, Santa is merrily riding his sleigh full of presents through the woods when he is is suddenly blasted in the head by a ball.
This knocks him off the sleigh and we then see the St. Pauli players on their nearby training ground arguing over who kicked the errant shot. The clip ends with ominous church bells ringing as we look down on Santa's lifeless corpse, the ball still bouncing around him.
Never change, St. Pauli. Never change.