Sponsorships on uniforms are nothing new. Heck, the NBA is even toying with the idea of on-jersey ads. UFC fighters have been known to sport “Condom Depot” on the back of their shorts during fights. So the idea that a brothel (or two) would sponsor a team shouldn’t be that surprising. Villa Erotica and Soula’s House of History in Greece found that cash-strapped club in Voukefalas.
Other teams have also turned to unconventional financing. One has a deal with a local funeral home and others have wooed kebab shops, a jam factory and producers of Greece’s trademark feta cheese.
But the amateur Voukefalas club — whose players include pizza delivery guys, students, waiters and a bartender — has raised eyebrows with its flamboyant sponsorship choice.
Amateurs sponsored by pros. How fitting.
“Unfortunately, amateur football has been abandoned by almost everyone,” said Yiannis Batziolas, the club’s youthful chairman, who runs a travel agency and is the team’s backup goalkeeper. “It’s a question of survival.”
Your move MLS. As a nation, we need Landon Donovan in a Bunny Ranch jersey.