Report: Sponsor to cover some costs for crisis-hit Parma

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Crisis-hit Parma has reportedly signed a one-match deal with a sponsor that will cover costs for Sunday’s match at Genoa.

Still, players of the last-place Serie A squad are said to be considering boycotting the match in a sign of protest.

The ANSA news agency reports the deal with a home products company is worth 20,000 euros ($22,000), which will pay for bus travel and a hotel.

With Parma already having been sold twice this season, last weekend’s home match against Udinese was postponed indefinitely because the club couldn’t afford to pay for security and electricity.

The players have not been paid all season.

In a show of solidarity, the Italian Players Association has announced that all squads will go on the field 15 minutes late this weekend.