Parma players forced to wash own kits

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Parma Football Club have confirmed that they can no longer afford to offer a laundry service due to the financial crisis they are going through.

The Italian side are currently scraping by but face the likelihood of going extinct and banished to amateur level if they cannot fulfill their league games.

Match Forfeited

The club have already had to forfeit one game, their clash with Udinese last weekend, due to costs of hosting the game. The club announced that they couldn't afford the stewards to keep the fans safe, so the game was forfeited and they lost the game 3-0.

Parma are currently bottom of Serie A, winning just three games all season, but at the moment, that is the least of their worries and financial woes deepen and debts increase.


Currently, Parma are £144 million in debt and have failed to pay their players all season, despite having a whopping 226 players on their record, including loanees and co-owned players.

The latest hit for the club has come in the laundry department as club captain, Alessandro Lucarelli, confirmed that they will no longer be providing a washing service for the players and that they will all take their kits and training gear home to wash themselves.

On Tuesday, Lucarelli said: "It's today's news. From tomorrow onwards, there will no more laundry service, we will take our kit home to wash.”

Things are getting even worse for the Italian side as it's now been revealed that furniture from the stadium and the training grounds are going up for public auction, in hope that they can raise some funds.

Game On

Despite the financial mess, the club president believes their away game against Genoa this weekend, will go ahead.

"The team won't have to pay anything," Giampietro Manenti told Radio Parma.

"I don't think we have a problem as far as the bus is concerned, but we'll also have to see if the hotel comes through," he added.

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