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Heroes & Villains => Other Football => Topic started by: Ad@m on April 21, 2020, 05:31:36 PM

Title: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: Ad@m on April 21, 2020, 05:31:36 PM
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Barcelona are to give a sponsor naming rights to the Nou Camp for the first time and donate all the revenue to fighting coronavirus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52371059

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Barca's stadium - which is known as Camp Nou in Catalan - has never had another name since opening in 1957.

The La Liga champions have given the title rights to the Barca Foundation, who will find a sponsor for 2020-21.

"Revenue will be used to fund research projects and the worldwide fight against the pandemic," the club said.

"FC Barcelona and the Barca Foundation consider it a necessity that at this time of humanitarian crisis, the institution should use all its resources to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences."

Is it just me who sees this as a cynical ploy to open up the stadium to future commercial sponsorship revenue in exactly the same way they have done with their kit?!

I'd rather they just be open about it rather than use a global pandemic.
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: PeterWithe on April 21, 2020, 06:51:11 PM
Just like they did with their kit sponsorship, give it away to get the good PR and the fans used to it, then sell to the highest bidder.

Edit. As you pointed out, and I didnít read..
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 21, 2020, 07:01:02 PM
Well, for now, they seem to be doing good. They're raising money to fight the pandemic, so they should be applauded for that.

Couldn't really give a shit if they rename the ground in the future, tbh. It's their ground, they can do what they like. I'll still call it the Nou Camp anyway.
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 21, 2020, 07:10:24 PM
I'm with you on this, CDB.
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: Somniloquism on April 23, 2020, 12:11:05 PM
Yep, it is their fans who should be really upset when they do capitalise on it (And RM fans as well).
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: luke:lamf on April 23, 2020, 02:19:18 PM
As long as they dial down the "mes que un club" bollocks, then fine. But try and maintain that whilst flogging absolutely every part of your identity wholesale, like every other club, and to, let's be charitable and say, dubious Middle-Eastern regimes and I'll hope that post-Messi they implode spectacularly.
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: Ad@m on April 23, 2020, 02:52:43 PM
As long as they dial down the "mes que un club" bollocks, then fine. But try and maintain that whilst flogging absolutely every part of your identity wholesale, like every other club, and to, let's be charitable and say, dubious Middle-Eastern regimes and I'll hope that post-Messi they implode spectacularly.

That's the thing, they absolutely won't.  They'll carry on telling everyone how they're so much better than those money-grabbing bastards in Madrid, whilst using a global pandemic which is killing tens of thousands of people globally to ultimately flog stadium naming rights without the normal uproar they'd get from doing it.
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 23, 2020, 05:44:20 PM
They'll still be a lot nicer than those racist Francoite twats, regardless. But, they're raising money. No need for criticising them based on a hypothetical perceived sponsorship later on.
Title: Re: People's champions Barcelona definitely aren't exploiting a global pandemic
Post by: Somniloquism on April 23, 2020, 05:54:50 PM
They'll still be a lot nicer than those racist Francoite twats, regardless. But, they're raising money. No need for criticising them based on a hypothetical perceived sponsorship later on.

I agree with Ad@m that in 2-3 years time, it won't be hypothetical. However I'm also not fussed about it either.
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