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Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #196 on: June 22, 2023, 01:47:36 PM »
Hmmm. All a bit West Ham.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #197 on: June 22, 2023, 01:48:42 PM »
If people have an issue with BK8 or gambling that’s fine. But there could have been any number of sponsors that if you dig deep enough there would have been something distasteful in their practices or past. Where do you draw the line at moral condemnation or outrage?

 There isn’t a line is there? It’s about people’s own values and what the ascribe importance to.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #198 on: June 22, 2023, 01:48:49 PM »
Looks cack.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #199 on: June 22, 2023, 02:06:02 PM »
Not a huge fan. 4/10

The crest looks great though.

Im wondering if the white, yellow & claret hooped flag on one of Watkins pics is a hint of the away shirt?

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #200 on: June 22, 2023, 03:13:07 PM »
Awful sponsor, but probably the best deal on the table at the time when we were staring down the barrel of relegation.

A higher finish next season & hopeful UEFA Cup qualification will see bigger & better kit & shirt sponsors coming to us.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #201 on: June 23, 2023, 10:38:16 AM »
Article in the Athletic about the sponsor, the badge, and the kit;

https://theathletic.com/4632314/2023/06/23/aston-villa-kit-gambling/?source=user_shared_article

“Villa’s three-year deal with BK8 — a club-record agreement worth considerably more than the £6million-a-year agreement with previous sponsor Cazoo — takes them right up to the cut-off point for having gambling companies on the front of shirts.”

Didn’t Purslow say before that these companies were offering double what others in the market were? If we are getting £10m+ a year from it, you can see why they have been tempted within the current FFP rules.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #202 on: June 23, 2023, 01:22:03 PM »
From the Supporters Trust. Short of putting 'Fuck you Purslow' they cant be any more damning.

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Dear PW

The Trust released the following statement this evening regarding today's BK8 sponsorship announcement by the Club.


The Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust is highly disappointed with the Club’s announcement of a Principal Partnership with BK8 as its front-of-shirt sponsor for the next three seasons.

In January, several Villa fan groups put together a joint statement expressing concerns over the reported discussions with BK8, highlighting the social and mental health harms caused by problem gambling, with over 400 gambling suicides annually in the UK and millions more harmed. We also expressed concerns about BK8’s misogynistic marketing practices and the reversal of the Club’s stance on not having a front-of-shirt gambling sponsor.

At the time, we were given assurances over the Club’s due diligence process and advised that the misogynistic marketing practices were that of a BK8 affiliate. Though we acknowledge the commercial reality, we sadly feel that the Club has failed to listen to the legitimate concerns of fans about the role of gambling sponsorship in sports.

Furthermore, as part of the agreement, BK8 will contribute a portion of the sales of the third shirt to a local charity. Whilst we welcome funding for good causes, it should not come at the expense of others. Similarly, whilst we understand fans, players and Club staff alike want Villa to be as successful as possible, that should not come at the expense of exposing fans to the exploitative practices of gambling operators, especially during a cost-of-living crisis.

The BK8 agreement is a cynical last-minute attempt to scoop the financial gains ahead of the voluntary ban on front-of-shirt gambling sponsors taking effect from the 2026-27 season.

The Trust sincerely hopes that the Club, under the leadership of newly appointed Global President of Business Operations - Chris Heck, will be guided by fan representation in future matters.


Kind regards

Mo Razzaq
« Last Edit: June 23, 2023, 01:25:25 PM by PeterWithe »

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #203 on: June 23, 2023, 01:39:42 PM »
Seems a bit convenient to blame everything on Purslow but obviously our owners signed off on the deal.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #204 on: June 23, 2023, 01:46:25 PM »
From the Supporters Trust. Short of putting 'Fuck you Purslow' they cant be any more damning.

Certainly raises a question or two, like "Who the f*ck is Mo Razzaq?"

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #205 on: June 23, 2023, 01:55:07 PM »
From the Supporters Trust. Short of putting 'Fuck you Purslow' they cant be any more damning.

Certainly raises a question or two, like "Who the f*ck is Mo Razzaq?"

Chair of the Trust. If you were a member you should know that.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #206 on: June 23, 2023, 02:10:54 PM »
On the subject of AVST what happened to Peter Warrilow?

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #207 on: June 23, 2023, 02:13:16 PM »
On the subject of AVST what happened to Peter Warrilow?

Stepped down. He's in his seventies now.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #208 on: June 23, 2023, 02:21:37 PM »
From the Supporters Trust. Short of putting 'Fuck you Purslow' they cant be any more damning.

Certainly raises a question or two, like "Who the f*ck is Mo Razzaq?"

Chair of the Trust. If you were a member you should know that.

I'm not, and have no plans to become one.

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Re: Shirt Sponsor 23/24 - BK8
« Reply #209 on: June 24, 2023, 08:03:41 AM »
From the Supporters Trust. Short of putting 'Fuck you Purslow' they cant be any more damning.

Certainly raises a question or two, like "Who the f*ck is Mo Razzaq?"
I still want to know who Dan Bardell is.

 


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