Football always surprises us. The latest strange story comes from Brazil, more precisely from the Vitória club. The company has received a proposal to name the association Fatal Model Vitória, referring to an escort website that is currently a sponsor of the club. The final value of the operation would be close to 200 million reais.
In a democratic way, the President of Vitória, Fábio Mota, announced its opening at a press conference a survey to allow club members to express their opinion on a possible change to the club name. In any case, the result is not binding but must be voted on at the extraordinary general meeting.
“It’s just a survey. Nobody is here to sell the Vitória name.” If Vitória receives such a proposal, it has a duty to make it public and to listen to the people. Everyone has their own beliefs. We received two suggestions: one sold the name of the stadium for ten years and another sold the name of the club. “We’re just doing a survey to find out what the fans think,” the manager explained.
It is not the first time that Fábio Mota has turned to his amateur partners when making decisions. Recently, The president opened a poll to decide whether the club would adopt a star after becoming Serie B champions. “Yes” won with 87%.
The two suggestions on the Fatal Model website are: 100 million reais to change the name of the stadium Barradão, which would be renamed Fatal Model Arena Barradão, and 200 million for the club’s namewhich would be renamed Fatal Model Vitória.
It is worth remembering that the process of changing the name of Vitória is more complex and involves a debate in the Advisory Council and a vote in the Extraordinary General Assembly (AGE). In the case of naming rights The discussion is simpler and only requires a decision from the club itself.