SportPesa issue apology for errant tweet

Monday 23 October 2017  10 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton's shirt sponsor SportPesa have released a statement apologising for a post to Twitter yesterday celebrating Arsenal's victory over the Blues at Goodison Park.

The Kenyan-based betting firm, which also has a partnership with the Gunners, sent the message to "the fans of Everton Football Club", part of which read:

"We owe you an apology.

We have to be honest in admitting that the tweet you saw yesterday should never have gone out and we are deeply sorry for any offence this has caused. We have reviewed and will revise our internal policies and processes, especially in relation to our other partner clubs, to ensure that this never happens again.

"The sentiment behind the tweet is not reflective of SportPesa or our staff. When we signed out partnership with Everton Football Club it was one of the proudest moments in our history. Our relationship with Evertonians and the people of Merseyside means so much to us.

"We are truly very sorry."  


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Steve Cotton
2 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:15:12
Bit late..
Seamus McCrudden
3 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:21:33
Solve this anagram...off fuck
Tony Marsh
4 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:45:50
Do one ,You know you sponsor Arsenal but forgot about Everton. Why are we we allowing these clowns to put there shitey company on our shirts?
Peter Mills
5 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:52:25
I feel a lot better now.
Steve Croston
6 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:06:16
Who gives a toss about Sport Pesa...hopefully after the current mess is sorted out, our proud 'friends' at Sport Pissup will be tweeting about our latest 5 goal romp instead pissing off every Blue in the world.
Jack Convery
7 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:34:24
Nice of them !
Tim Locke
8 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:57:03
Can’t we change their logo on the shirts to paddy power or Betfair and then apologies afterwards?
Liam Reilly
9 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:53:40
Really is nothing to see here; probably an Arsenal supporter who tweeted.

There's a lot more to be concerned about than this.

Pete Clarke
10 Posted 24/10/2017 at 00:49:59
Seamus at #3. Simple but brilliant.

This is in my eyes another low profile money grabbing attempt by the club to be associated with a betting company and especially one hidden in Africa for fuck's sake.

The clean up has started with Koeman gone – now let's get rid of all this rubbish off our shirts too.

John Pickles
11 Posted 24/10/2017 at 09:25:46
It's ok SportPesa, I haven't a clue who you are either!

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