Prostitutes sponsor broke Greek football team

Greece's amateur Voukefalas football club are getting financial support from two brothels, who have decided to give something back: 'If we don't help our scientists and athletes, where will we be?'

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
The world's oldest profession is giving a whole new meaning to love of the game. According the Associated Press, players on a cash-strapped Greek football team now wear a pink kit with the logos ‘Villa Erotica’ and ‘Soula's House of History,’ two bordellos it recruited as sponsors after drastic government spending cuts left the country's sports clubs facing ruin.

The amateur Voukefalas club has raised eyebrows with its flamboyant sponsorship choice, but the benefactors say they’re giving something back. ‘If we don't help our scientists and athletes, where will we be? Greece has educated people, cultured people and good athletes. It's better to help them than take our money to Switzerland.’

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