Picture taken October 20, 2012

Picture taken October 20, 2012

funeral home bail out Greek soccer clubs

ATHENS (Reuters) A brothel and a funeral home have become the newest benefactors of two cash strapped Greek soccer clubs struggling to survive the country economic crisis.

A sex worker hides her face as she poses in a hall inside “Soula”, a luxury brothel which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer team, in the city cheap Canada Goose of canada goose factory sale Larissa about 320 km (200 miles) north of Athens October 20, 2012. A brothel and a funeral home have become the newest benefactors of two cash strapped Greek uk canada goose outlet soccer clubs struggling to survive the country’s economic crisis. Picture taken October 20, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

As Greece endures its worst slump since World War canada goose uk shop Two, thousands of cheap canada goose uk businesses have closed, one in four is jobless and government funding for anything from health to sports is hard to come by.

So Yiannis Batziolas, chairman of the Voukefalas club that competes in the A1 canada goose clearance amateur league, decided to turn to the local brothel owner for help.

had a very serious financial problem so I thought linked site https://www.canadagooseoutleta.com Cheap Canada Goose , why not? Batziolas, who has managed the club since 2010, told Reuters from the team home city of Larissa in central Greece.

Players canada goose coats of the local Voukefalas soccer team wearing T shirts displaying the logos of their sponsors, canada goose luxury brothels owned by canada goose store Soula Alevridou, pose in the city of Canada Goose online Larissa about 320 km (200 miles) north of canada goose uk black friday Athens October 20, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Their new sponsor Soula Alevridou, a stocky 67 year old woman who owns three luxury buy canada goose jacket brothels, agreed to cover canadian goose jacket all costs and the players now flaunt pink shorts and T shirts emblazoned with her brothels logos, including Erotica

players couldn believe uk canada goose it at first but now they happy about it, Batziolas said, estimating the club needs about 10,000 euros a year to survive.

A sex worker poses in a room in “Soula”, a buy canada goose jacket cheap luxury brothel Canada Goose Coats On Sale which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer team, in the city of Larissa about 320 km (200 miles) north of Athens October 20, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

first thing they Canada Goose Parka said canada goose uk outlet to me half joking, half serious was kind of bonuses will we get? he added, Canada Goose Outlet laughing.

Voukefalas, named after the horse of Alexander the Great, is not the only ailing club to sign a deal with unconventional sponsors.

On Saturday Voukefalas, which is fighting a ban by local league organizers to wear the jerseys at matches, played against Hercules, a team sponsored by the All Day Bar, an escorts bar.

Further north in Canada Goose sale the city of Trikala, the Palaiopyrgos club many of whose players still attend school have signed a Canada Goose Online deal canada goose coats on sale with a funeral home.

us it was a matter of survival, manager Lefteris Vassiliou told Greek radio, saying the team had not Canada Goose Jackets been able to secure any sponsorship since canada goose black friday sale Europe debt canada goose clearance sale crisis erupted here three years ago.

Despite the macabre attire black jerseys with the undertaker logo and a large white cross down the middle Vassiliou said the players had taken it well, and it had even given them an advantage over their opponents.

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