Fans Trying to Save Krylya Sovetov Samara by Giving BloodBy: Ivan | March 16th, 2010
Krylya Sovetov Samara, the only non-Moscow club that has never left Russian Premier League, is suffering. Club debt is about 10 million dollars, the president has just resigned and the reserve team has finished the recent game with 9 men on the pitch. And the deadliest circumstance is Catch 22: transfer period has been extended until April 8th but Krylya has no right to buy new players because of unpaid debt. There are about 20 footballers kicking around at the Krylya’s training camp, but none of them allowed to help the club. What a grin of destiny.
But you can always rely on fans. They had started gathering money to cover the debt – surprisingly by giving blood. Two of the nine men were considered eligible in that ‘Blood for Krylya Sovetov’ action. Together they got 216 roubles, that is actually about 7 dollars and a half.
Well, that would be enough to play somebody at least for a minute.