French female soccer team uses sex toy to promote ‘Women’s Day’ admission

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 16:29 EDT
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Rennes fans are pictured before the start of a French L1 football match on April 1, 2012 at the route de Lorient stadium in Rennes, western France. (AFP)
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Top-flight French football club Rennes risked drawing the wrath of the feminist movement by launching an advertising campaign based at female fans featuring a sex toy with the logo “Venez vibrer” (come to vibrate).

The Britanny-based Ligue 1 outfit posted a photo of a vibrating sex toy, in the shape of a black miniature duck wearing a red and black club scarf, on its website staderennais.com.

“Five euros for all women,” said the club of the price of tickets for the Rennes v St Etienne match on March 8, which is international women’s day.

The campaign was largely supported on the club’s Facebook page, as the regional daily Le Telegramme asked: “A sexist invitation?”

A Rennes spokesman countered that insinuation, telling AFP that the advertisement was “a creative, off-beat choice, humorous but certainly not sexist”.

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