Boy, you know times are tough when Greek brothels are becoming official sponsors of soccer teams. Talk about playing with balls.
While Terrance Heath has blogged several times on Bilerico about the austerity measures in the almost bankrupt European nation, it just goes to show that there's still one sport that even poor people love best - sex. If the brothels (which are legal in Greece) have the extra cash to sponsor a sports team, someone is still making Euros.
Players on a cash-strapped Greek soccer team now wear pink practice jerseys 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.
67-year-old [Brothel owner Soula] Alevridou says she's only in it because she loves soccer.
"It's not the kind of business that needs promotion," she said, dressed all in white and flanked by two young women in dark leggings at a recent game. "It's a word-of-mouth kind of thing."
Her businesses, plushly decorated pastel-colored bungalows where 14 women are employed, have weathered the country's financial disaster far better than most, and she readily acknowledges her success.
"If we don't help our scientists and athletes, where will we be?" she asked. "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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