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Brothel Rescues Greek Soccer Team After Sponsorships Dry Up

OCTOBER 25, 2012

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Brothel Rescues Greek Soccer Team After Sponsorships Dry Up



Prostitution, thought to be the world's oldest profession, is giving a whole new meaning to love of the game and in the process, a new life to dying sports clubs in Greece..

A cash-starved Greek soccer team now wear pink practice jerseys with "Villa Erotica" and "Soula's House of History" emblazoned on them. These two brothels are the new sponsors of the team after spending cuts left the country's clubs in ruin.

Others have also turned to unconventional financers like a local funeral home, kebab shops, a jam factory and makers of Greece's trademark feta cheese. But the amateur Voukefalas club, which has pizza delivery guys, students, waiters and a bartender has questioned the act with its flamboyant sponsorship choice.

Almost-bankrupt Greece faces a tough time meeting creditors' constant demands to slash spending and keep the euro as its currency. As Greece hurtles towards the 6th year of recession, drastic budget cuts have shattered many people: Retirees without medical cover, children without school bus, and sports teams without sponsors as businesses shut due to heavy emergency taxes.




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