Saturday October 26 2013
Decorator is Udinese sponsor

Udinese begin an interesting new initiative, as tomorrow against Roma their main shirt sponsor will be a painter and decorator.

The club launched ‘Dacia Sponsor for a Day,’ which gives small businesses the opportunity to grace the team jersey for one Serie A match.

The first business chosen is ‘Michael Nino: Imbianchino’, a painter and decorator from Villadossola, Verbania.

The 26-year-old has had a van for six years, travelling round northern Italy to specialise in painting and dry-wall.

On Sunday October 27 his name will be the main sponsor on Udinese’s jersey in the Serie A showdown with Roma.

“I play football at a local amateur level in Piedimulera. I didn’t make it as a professional player, but now I can’t believe I’ll be on a Serie A pitch as sponsor of a team like Udinese.

“This makes all the effort and sacrifice worth it.”

You can watch Serie A live on your PC this week in the UK and the USA