Soccer club finds success after teaming up with porn site

An amateur soccer club near Boston has come up with a novel way to increase the popularity of soccer: it’s teamed up with a porn website.

“We wanted to bring something cool to amateur soccer that would bring some attention to what we’re doing,” a player, who didn’t want his full name used, tells the Boston Globe.

Washington Square FC has a sponsorship deal with the porn side, Red Tube.
Until then, players were using their own money for practice fields and equipment.

“Sure there are going to be people frowning upon what we do and I respect that, but some people use gambling websites [as sponsors] and some frown upon that,” Jon, the player who didn’t want his last name used, said.

It’s doing wonder for the team’s merchandise sales since a London tabloid picked up on the sponsorship deal.

  • jon
    • Rob

      You get today’s award for offensive puns.

      • jon

        Score! (tee-hee)
        I’ll treasure this award always.

        • JamieHX

          Let’s see… how can I make this guy feel as small as he is without getting kicked out of here?

  • Jeff C.

    Future headline: “Soccer Club finds short-term success but does long-term damage to their sport after promoting an industry that desensitizes men to violence against women”

    Surprise surprise, the bros were drinking when they decided that they should exploit women so they could get some new shoes to wear while playing their game.

  • KTFoley

    Argggh. Can’t read the source article because I’ve reached the limit of free articles on the Boston Globe site. I’m pretty sure that limit is 1.

  • lindblomeagles

    It’s amazing how people’s ethics change when money is involved. First, the minor league baseball team in Utah had “an hour glass” moment. Now the soccer folks in New England get into bed with the porn world. But, it’s also amazing what flies when the athletes are not so BLACK. When Michael Vick bet on fighting dogs to increase his bottom line, the country was berserk with outrage. When Adam Jones told the sports’ world Boston Red Sox fans threw racist vulgarities and objects his way, some people defended the Red Sox fans. There was, for instance, an objection to an African American woman singing the National Anthem. Just the other night, two sports announcers, one of them named Schmidt, during a live broadcast suggested major league baseball teams ought to get rid of translators and force foreign players to speak English. Colin Kaepernick wasn’t even seeking money when he proposed a kneel downs before National Anthems. That got people’s blood boiling even though pornography is a far worse sin than sitting down during “Oh Say Can You See.” As it is, Black college athletes have toyed with the idea of being paid to play at Big Universities, another notion that gets mocked, ridiculed, and “over my dead body treatment.” And yet, some of these equally flagrant bad choices from teams having practically zero BLACK athletes are given serious consideration by equally non-diverse club owners and fans. Life is not fair, but maybe the sports’ world should be a little less transparent.