I saw a reference to West Ham on social media.
I thought it was a spoofing, someone laughing.
But it turns out to be true.
What I saw was a mention that fans could buy “unsponsored shirts”. Of course, I’m a West Ham fan.
Hmmm, can I buy a replica shirt without a club sponsor at the front desk?
It sounded a little too good to be true …
Anyway, I checked it out on the official online West Ham shop..
This short-sleeved West Ham replica shirt is available in a variety of adult sizes.
However, it can also be purchased in a variety of adult sizes
Catch thought you would have to pay a fair amount of extra cash, but at exactly the same price, £ 60.
Newcastle United’s official club online shop only has this £ 65 option for adults.
Therefore, West Ham fans can buy replica shirts without sponsorship, which is £ 5 cheaper than Newcastle fans pay for short shirts polluted by sponsorship.
I don’t know how West Ham sponsor Betway agreed. Indeed, it reduces their exposure. But it’s great that fans can choose.
Betting companies cannot wear junior kits, so NUFC junior shirts can be purchased untouched.
Hopefully this will be extended to all Newcastle fans in the near future.
– Soccer Sports
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