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Jack Ramage
16 April 2024, 14:05

Newcastle United goalkeeper Loris Karius reportedly denied Berghain entry over fiancée’s “bright yellow coat”

“I’ve never been dumped like that before,” his fiancée said.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Loris Karius reportedly denied Berghain

Louis Karuis, goalkeeper for Newcastle United, and his fiancée Diletta Leotta were reportedly denied entry to Berghain recently.

As Bild reports, the German footballer and his Italian fiancée, who is a TV presenter, attempted to enter the nightclub – notorious for its ruthless door policy – during a recent visit to Berlin. 

Leotta speculated that their rejection might have been due to her "beautiful yellow coat" and "radiant smile". Bouncers rarely give the reason for denying entry, and there is no explicit dress code for the club – however,  it's thought that clubbers are more likely to be granted entry if they wear all black. 

"Loris made a mistake, among other things, because he first persuaded me to go in first. Usually, girls have more chances," Leotta said. "And they looked at me like that and [shook their heads]."

Back in 2020, Robbie Williams revealed that he wanted to open a club “a bit like Berghain” in Berlin. Last year, Sven Marquardt, the Berghain's most infamous bounder hosted a photography exhibition, DISTURBING BEAUTY, in New York. He also made a cameo appearance in John Wick: Chapter 4. 

Earlier this year, Berghain was criticised for reportedly cancelling a performance by Arabian Panther due to his support for Palestine. The French-Lebanese DJ, known for wearing a black keffiyeh as a symbol of solidarity with the Palestinian cause, was scheduled to perform at the venue alongside Marie Davidson, David Vunk, Audrey Danza, and Kendal, founder of Ritmo Fatale, in January.

In other Berghain-related news, a forthcoming book by writer Liam Cagney, 'Berghain Nights: A Journey Through Techno And Berlin Club Culture', is set to be released by independent publisher Reaktion in 2025. The book will explore the nightlife and techno scene of the capital city through a collection of personal accounts.