Bundesliga team St. Pauli deny match-fixing claims

09:10, February 10, 2011      

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Newly promoted Bundesliga team St. Pauli denied match-fixing claims on a press conference on Tuesday.

Head coach Holger Stanislawski and vice president Gernot Stenger gave a statement on the press conference about claims by ARD "Fakt" (Consortium of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of German) that three players are involved in match fixing claims.

"The club management and the sportive administration of St. Pauli is absolutely convinced that the charges against our three players conforms the untruth, related with the intention to relieve themselves from charges," head coach Stanislawski said.

Chief suspect Marijo C. also known as the "bet godfather" named three names of St. Pauli professionals, namely Carsten Rothenbach, Florian Bruns and Ralph Gunesch.

"I have one hundred percent trust into these players. I will unconditionally protect them. I would put my shirt on these three players," Stanislawski said.

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