When Barcelona took on Atletico Madrid in the final La Liga match of the 2013-14 season, they bought red and blue confetti to prepare for a potential league win. As we all know now, they in fact lost the league to Atletico, so all that celebratory paper was going to go to waste.
The 2013-14 team picture for Eibar. (Twitter: @sd_eibar)
In comes Eibar, a Spanish team that has won two promotions in two years, and clinched promotion from the Segunda Division to La Liga next season. However, because of recently introduced financial regulations, the club cannot be promoted unless they raise 1.7 million euros by August 6. Ouch.
They’ve done everything possible to help hit this number, including selling individual shares online for 50 euros. But the small-town club still have a ways to go, so they’ve taken all possible cost-cutting measures to help with the fundraising, including purchasing Barcelona’s unused confetti at a deep discount:
Eibar’s colors just so happen to be the same as Barca’s (Image: Getty).
The confetti would’ve gone bad — apparently, it lumps together when unused — so Barca was happy to unload it for a small fee.
Good luck in your quest for promotion, Eibar. We’re rooting for you.