22-year old striker Marvin Ducksch probably did not know what to think when he showed up to be formally introduced as St Pauli’s latest signing.  The German second-tier club’s manager, Ewald Lienen, was unable to attend so the club sent a stand-in with Lienen mask in his place.


St Pauli manager, Ewald Lienen, mask (@fcstpauli)

St Pauli manager, Ewald Lienen, mask (@fcstpauli)


The body double and mask look realistic and first glance but closer inspection revealed it was not the real Lienen.

The club, however, got their photos of the unveiling and then revealed the mask ploy used