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Zidane98

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Dec 22, 2009
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"Sportswashing sceptics" (who are often supporters of a club accused of the practice) claim that buying a football club actually shines a light on your bad behaviour and deny that sportswashing exists. This ignores the fact that a well-directed spotlight can bring significantly more positive than negative media coverage and that the aim is to achieve a net reputational benefit, not to erase bad publicity altogether.


Sounds like a few posters in here.
 

Zidane98

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Dec 22, 2009
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Bayern fans have heavily protested Qatari sponsorship, who would have thought that a fan group could actually stand up to sports washers and they don't even own the club!!

Bayern fans have been protesting Qatari sponsorship repeatedly. Who would have thought that a club's fanbase could speak out like that against not even the owners of the club but a sponsor!!


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Also Liverpool dropped Tibet Water sponsorship due links to oppressive communist China regime after a long campaign from fans and free Tibet group:

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Sir_Loin

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Oct 20, 2015
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Richmond
"Sportswashing sceptics" (who are often supporters of a club accused of the practice) claim that buying a football club actually shines a light on your bad behaviour and deny that sportswashing exists. This ignores the fact that a well-directed spotlight can bring significantly more positive than negative media coverage and that the aim is to achieve a net reputational benefit, not to erase bad publicity altogether.


Sounds like a few posters in here.
howay the lads… get in!
 

Sir_Loin

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Oct 20, 2015
28,714
70,939
AFL Club
Richmond
Bayern fans have heavily protested Qatari sponsorship, who would have thought that a fan group could actually stand up to sports washers and they don't even own the club!!

Bayern fans have been protesting Qatari sponsorship repeatedly. Who would have thought that a club's fanbase could speak out like that against not even the owners of the club but a sponsor!!


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Also Liverpool dropped Tibet Water sponsorship due links to oppressive communist China regime after a long campaign from fans and free Tibet group:

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handed back their wages and trophies too 🤣
 

Zidane98

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Dec 22, 2009
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Newcastle left out of the latest club meeting.


Apparently the rest of the PL can act "if it becomes apparent that PIF is not being operated separately to Saudi Arabia".



That's hilarious because:

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince: MBS

Saudi Arabia Deputy PM: MBS

Saudi Arabia Minister of Defence: MBS

PIF Chairman: MBS
 

Zidane98

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Dec 22, 2009
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Amnesty international CEO pushing for human rights protection being part of ownership fit & proper test for football clubs.
 

Art Vandelay_

TheBrownDog
Oct 28, 2012
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Not a ******* chance in hell. I'd go and buy a Stevenage season ticket. I have no interest in supporting a club whose purpose is for sportswashing. Our rivals

At least some of my comrades have a conscience.
Sickening watching fans of these clubs celebrate the team that most (not all) glory hunted to follow. They can fu** off, and so can their clubs.
 

Zidane98

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Klopp is spot on with the super league comments. Newcastle will simply spend over and over again until they eventually get success, the losses will become immaterial and/or they will be covered by Saudi related business marketing revenue. Thats not how a sporting club should be run or a business for that matter.
 

moomba

TheBrownDog
Oct 3, 2001
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Super League is totally irrelevant to the Newcastle takeover. If anything that league was designed to stop takeovers like that.

It might gain more traction to link it with a deeply unpopular thing like super league but the reality is that the much closer link is another breakaway 30 years ago.

It was that premier league that was structured in such a way to allow super rich owners to come in and spend to succeed. It was even encouraged.

Only difference now is that those 5 clubs that threatened that breakaway and reaped reaped early rewards from it are now seeing even richer people come in and spend more.

Super League isn't the problem, the Prenier Leavue created this "monster" and it has to be the Premier league that adapts if they want to put it back in its cage.
 

SM

Bigfooty Legend
Aug 3, 2008
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North Shore
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Sydney
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Super League is totally irrelevant to the Newcastle takeover. If anything that league was designed to stop takeovers like that.

It might gain more traction to link it with a deeply unpopular thing like super league but the reality is that the much closer link is another breakaway 30 years ago.

It was that premier league that was structured in such a way to allow super rich owners to come in and spend to succeed. It was even encouraged.

Only difference now is that those 5 clubs that threatened that breakaway and reaped reaped early rewards from it are now seeing even richer people come in and spend more.

Super League isn't the problem, the Prenier Leavue created this "monster" and it has to be the Premier league that adapts if they want to put it back in its cage.
I think the connection to the Super League is the notion of uncompetitiveness, which was my point when this first broke regarding the difficulty for sides coming up to actually compete in the PL, and needing to push themselves in a more unsustainable manner. If you end up with 9-10 teams with ridiculous wealth in the PL it may as well be a closed shop.
 

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