Hookers Sponsor Greek Soccer Team

Brothels fork over bucks made playing the field

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 17, 2012 11:20 PM CDT | Updated Oct 18, 2012 12:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – When an amateur Greek soccer team was hard up for cash, they turned to the world's oldest profession for help. Now members of the Voukefalas club wear hot pink practice jerseys reading "Villa Erotica," one of two brothels the team recruited as sponsors amid drastic sports budget cuts. The team has been banned from wearing their jerseys on the field by league officials, who have deemed them inappropriate for children, reports AP. That doesn't rattle one of the brothel owners, who says her business doesn't really need the promotion. "It's a word-of-mouth kind of thing," she quipped.

Voukefalas players get ready for a game before a local championship match in the city of Larissa, central Greece.   (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
Brothel owner Soula Alevridou holds up a new jersey for the Greek soccer team she's sponsoring.   (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
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