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That would bring a whole new meaning to box seats.
According to Maxim, Italian Football Association president Carlo Tavecchio has come up with a rather interesting way of putting more people in the seats at the “dumps” known to most people as Italian soccer stadiums.
His idea? You guessed it: Bring in the strippers so fans can get lap dances while taking in the action.
Italian Soccer Chief Thinks Strippers And Lap Dances Will Boost Attendance
“There shouldn’t only be football in stadiums, there should also be pharmacies, cinemas, supermarkets — we need to have more social activities,” Tavecchio said. “There could even be lap dancing.”
Now before you start hailing Tavecchio as a hero, it’s worth noting that he truly is nothing short of a batshit crazy asshole who has said some awful, awful things in the past:
“His controversial statements in the past include comparing African players to monkeys and referring to someone as a ‘lousy Jew.’ He was also caught on tape saying this about homosexuals: ‘I have nothing against them, but keep them away from me. I am very normal.'”
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So yeah, the craziest part of this story just might be that this dude is actually still in charge of Italian soccer.