Italian football club sponsored by ‘brothel’
Jess McCabe // 10 October 2007
The team, based in Trento, in northern Italy, has swapped its reputation for a mere €10,000. Sky says:
One offer is Lea, a long haired 32-year-old brunette described as an ” exciting girl from Austria” who is seen topless, while another is 24-year-old Elisabeth, who is said to have “wonderful eyes, wonderful body”.
According to the website – which by mid morning yesterday had crashed due to overuse – the girls charge 180 euros (£130) an hour – and all major credit cards are accepted.
The local councillor in charge of sport, Iva Berasi, is not amused. According to Sky (who patronisingly say she “stormed”), she said:
If I am offended I can imagine that the women of the town must also feel as angry and as offended as I do. I hope that Trentino reconsider this agreement and remind them that they also receive council funds as well.
According to Spiegel, a “compromise” has apparently been reached – the brothel’s logo still appears on the team’s website, but it no longer links through to the website. Doesn’t sound like much of a solution to me – surely whatever the Italian equivalent of the FA is should step in?