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Spain club Rayo vows to help elderly evicted woman

November 23, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spanish club Rayo Vallecano says it will help an elderly woman who was evicted from her apartment located near its stadium.

Rayo coach Paco Jemez says “we are going to help this woman, not just me, but the coaching staff, the players, the club.”

Jemez says the 85-year-old woman was evicted after her son used her apartment as collateral on a loan that he later couldn’t repay.

He says the club will explain exactly what measures it will take to help the woman later this week.

A banner saying “Rayo against evictions” was seen at Vallecas Stadium during Sunday’s match.

Rayo has one of the smallest budgets in la Liga. Last season it ran a budget of seven million euros ($8.6 million), compared to city rival Real Madrid’s €580 million ($718 million).

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