- Apr 10, 2011
Maybe it's an American thing?kiri2tsubasa said:I am in my phone so forgive typos and punctuation issues. The answer is not really. Wjen you get sponsored you enter into a legally binding contractwith exclusionary clauses. As such the idea of getting all the sponsors on your shirt us kinda impossible. Not to mention that if you break that clause then you can and willbe fined aa lot of money. For exampme in the NFL the fine is 50000 dollars per instance.Hagi said:I'm a bit confused by the posts saying this is how real sports go.
Admittedly I don't really follow sports much at all but from what I see it happens all the time that you've got clubs sponsored by brand A ( say Puma ) competing in national tournaments sponsored by brand B ( say Nike ) and later international by brand C ( say Adidas ). I mean I know that exact situation is happening with at least one of our national clubs.
Isn't that the normal mode for professional sports? You get as many sponsors as you've got room for on your shirt? And then compete in as many tournaments as big as possible, regardless of whom they're sponsored by, to get as much exposure as possible for those sponsors?
I mean here in the Netherlands several of our major Football clubs are sponsored by Adidas yet their players also play in our National Team which is sponsored by Nike. Many other sports don't have any long-term competitions anyway and just a collection of single tournaments, each often sponsored by different and often competing companies, with the same sporters and teams participating anyway, each with their own sponsors on top of that.