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02-23-2011, 01:42 PM
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West German team sponsored by Gadaffi?

The recent unrest in Libya has reminded me of something I heard a long time ago. Apparently, sometime in the 80's, a team from Germany was sponsored by Col Gadaffi for a brief period of time. This caused quite a scandal. Anyone else know more about this?

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ECD Iserlohn wore jersey ads for his "Green Book" in one game. It didn't go over well:

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/12/18/sp...ey-patron.html

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Thanks, found a picture of the jersey.


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That is unreal.

Note the phantom Krupp jersey in the reflection

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wow. thanks for this.

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wow, he paid 900k $ to sponsor the team for 1 game
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/12/18/sp...ey-patron.html

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This the germans & arabs have something in common?

Can't imagine what it is....

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The team stopped wearing those jerseys after that one game and actually filed for bankruptcy a few weeks later. So I guess it was a last attempt to save the club, nothing else.

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