In the world of amateur soccer, the players aren’t playing for millions (or even any money) and are just playing for the love of the game. And a team will try anything and everything to make whatever money they can raise and to get some publicity. This attempt by a Boston area soccer team has surely accomplished that.

Washington Square FC, a team playing in Brookline, Massachusetts and plays in the second division of the Bay State Soccer League, has enlisted the porn site RedTube to be their shirt sponsor. Washington Square FC has gone all out in promoting the site, complete with the hashtag #RedTubeARMY (hashtag NSFW) and has seenĀ interest from people in Australia, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Washington Square FC even trended in Portugal on Twitter.

Surely, some will be against this kind of partnership but this seems like a great way for an amateur team to raise attention and raise money for their soccer dream. Grassroots soccer is a great way for people to get into the sport and usually the players themselves foot the bill for fees, travel and equipment. Some teams have sponsors and they try to take care of as much of the cost as they can but that doesn’t usually cover it. Washington Square FC is definitely getting their money’s worth and is definitely taking advantage of a rare opportunity for a lower league soccer team to get this kind of support.

[Washington Square FC]

About Phillip Bupp

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