Sports News: Blackpool’s prostitutes are profiting and having booming weekends of business due to Blackpool FC’s home matches.
Like every other sector of the UK’s economy, revenues from prostitution have fallen an estimated 17.34% in the last quarter of 2011, and with the cold weather expected to continue, things have been looking bleak for Britain’s sex workers.
But not in Blackpool. With the Blackpool FC football club having made it into the premier league in the season of 2011, home matches with big clubs like Manchester United have meant an Indian summer for the city’s freezing cold prostitutes as thousands of drunken, cross-eyed fans, away from their wives, try to live out the fantasies built up on the internet throughout the working week.
“Well they’re Londoners, aren’t they,” says Suzie Le Best, 43, “so number one they are thick, and number two they have pots of money. You put on a Blackpool strip and if their team’s won it’s a victory shag, if they’ve lost it’s a revenge shag – either way I charge them double, but then again that’s just me – football fan, always have been.”