When you’re low on cash, you can’t always be picky about who you take money from. For a Greek soccer team, that meant getting sponsored by a local brothel owner, Soula Alevridou. Alevridou owns Villa Erotica’ and Soula’s House of History, and now, the names are emblazoned across the backs of the players every time they run down the field.
According to the AP:
“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.”
Interestingly, when things like this happen in America, it doesn’t always go as smoothly. For instance, an L.A. little league team turned down a donation from a strip club earlier this year. Why? They thought it was immoral to take it. What was more moral, apparently, was keeping kids from playing recreational sports. So they could go hang out on the streets. And do drugs. And join gangs. And become HOOLIGANS.
Morality is subjective.