Three suspend Chelsea sponsorship deal and request to have logo removed from jerseys due to Abramovich sanctions

Chelsea’s shirt sponsors Three have temporarily suspended their partnership with the club following the sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovich by the British Government.

“In light of the government’s recently announced sanctions, we have asked Chelsea Football Club to temporarily suspend our sponsorship of the club, including removing our brand from jerseys and around the stadium so far,” the mobile network said. I.

“WI recognize that this decision will affect the many Chelsea fans who follow their team passionately. But we feel that given the circumstances and the government sanction that is in place, this is the right thing to do. “

With the announcement just hours before Chelsea’s Premier League match against Norwich, where the women’s team were also in action against West Ham in the WSL, a Three spokesman confirmed that they were “in discussions about tonight’s matches”.

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Hyundai, whose logo is on the sleeves of Chelsea’s jerseys in a deal that runs until later this year, also said they are “assess” the situation regarding their partnership and adds: “The company supports the sport to be a force for good”.

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