Greek Soccer Clubs Agree Peculiar Sponsorship Deals with Funeral Service & Brothel
September 28, 2012
Two lower league soccer clubs in Greece have turned to unusual places to acquire sponsorship by inking deals with a funeral service business and a brothel.
Paliopygros FC have agreed a deal with a local undertaker and will now be playing in black shirts and shorts with a big purple cross on the shirts.
“It was a matter of survival. The owner of the funeral home is a friend and we agreed,” Paleopyrgo general manager Lefteris Vasiliou also told NovaSport FM.
“The previous season was very difficult for us with the economic crisis. We did not have a sponsor for the last three years.
On a much more lively note, Greek club Voukefalas have signed a deal with a local brothel. The club will be playing in pink shirt with black detail and the sponsor emblazoned on the front.
“When we announced to the players that our sponsor would be a brothel, they wanted to know about bonuses,” the club’s president Giannis Batziolas told local radio station NovaSport FM. “The proposal was made strictly for economic reasons. As soon as the offer was made, we couldn’t turn it down.”