Burnley FC announce Fun88 Shirt Sponsorship Deal

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Burnley Football Club announced a prestigious multi-million-pound shirt sponsorship deal with Fun88.

The Chinese entertainment company, who operate a fully registered online casino and sports book, have signed up to have their name emblazoned on the club's home and away shirts.

The initial two-year deal, the first time the club has attracted international interest, represents the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the Clarets' history.

And both parties have expressed their delight at the culmination of the historic agreement.

 

Burnley FC Chairman Mr Barry Kilby said: "We are delighted and proud to have secured Fun88 as our shirt sponsors for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.

"This multi-million-pound deal is clear evidence of the global appeal of Burnley Football Club as a result of our Premier League status.

"We had discussions with many top international companies, expressing an interest in getting involved with the club.

"But we feel the special relationship we have enjoyed and established with Fun88 will be one that is hugely beneficial to both parties.

"We look forward immensely to working with them on several exciting ventures over the next two years."

Nick Lee, spokesman for Welton Holdings Limited - owners of Fun88 - added: "Sponsoring Burnley is in line with Fun88's ambitions to move our brand to the next level in Asia, as well as giving Fun88 a key platform to reach out to the European market where it intends to penetrate in the next season.

"As part of the club sponsorship Fun88 will be launching a number of marketing initiatives in the next few months.

"This will further reinforce Fun88's association with the club."


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Guest
+10 # Guest 2010-02-18 23:35
Another online betting firm no one has ever heard of
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0 # Guest 2010-02-25 19:45
Quoting BigBalls:
Another online betting firm no one has ever heard of


spurs all over again with the mansion deal
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+7 # Guest 2010-02-19 01:17
I HATE all of these online gambling sponsors. There is enough people betting/gambling on games without having to promote it on a shirt!

It's also annoying and bad looking when they also write it in Chinese, Arabic, Japanese etc, on the shirt.
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+3 # Guest 2010-02-21 17:15
Quoting John from Ireland:
I HATE all of these online gambling sponsors. There is enough people betting/gambling on games without having to promote it on a shirt!

It's also annoying and bad looking when they also write it in Chinese, Arabic, Japanese etc, on the shirt.


Im so with you...i hate, sorry despise, all these gambling/betting sites on almost every football top accross here in Britain and all over europe aswell. It just makes the beutiful game just look so cheap. Basically all the Boylesports, 188 bets, SBOBETs, and 32 Reds alike need to just bugger off and stop plageing our beloved football shirts
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Stuu1992B
+5 # Stuu1992B 2010-02-19 08:31
As a West Ham fan, this is another case of another unheard of online betting firm like SBOBET, i agree with you both on this one.
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0 # Guest 2010-02-19 12:01
I thougt 88 is a sign of german fascists... not so funny I guess.
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Tim1902
+2 # Tim1902 2010-02-19 15:39
Quoting oberklops:
I thougt 88 is a sign of german fascists... not so funny I guess.


From Wikipedia:

Quote:
In Asian culture

Eighty-eight (88) symbolizes fortune and good luck since the word 8 sounds similar to the word Fā (发, which implies 发财, or wealth, in Mandarin). The number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number of all in Chinese culture.

88 is used to mean "bye bye"; found in Chinese-language chat, text, SMS, IM. 88 is pronounced in Chinese Mandarin language as "ba ba" ("bā bā" to be precise), simulating the sound of the English language farewell "bye bye".

As a Neo-Nazi symbol

Eighty-eight is used as code among Neo-Nazis to identify each other. H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, so 88 is taken to stand for HH which in turn means Heil Hitler. This form of the number has inspired the naming of the groups Column 88, Unit 88, and White Legion 88.
So make of that what you will. Either we are saying "bye bye" to Burnley from the Premier League (or simply bye bye to their fantastic Errea kits this season before they are replaced by Puma monstrosities), or this is an odd acknowledgment of the town's staunch BNP support. I don't know.
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+2 # Guest 2010-02-21 10:57
Quoting Tim1902:
Quoting oberklops:
I thougt 88 is a sign of german fascists... not so funny I guess.


or this is an odd acknowledgment of the town's staunch BNP support. I don't know.


Don't be so pathetic!!
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0 # Guest 2010-02-19 14:36
8 is a lucky number with the chinese, so I can assume that the betting company stands for its fun to be lucky X 2. LOL
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Kallenovsky
-3 # Kallenovsky 2010-02-19 18:35
Who cares ...
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ChelseaBlueBoy
0 # ChelseaBlueBoy 2010-02-20 18:26
This is nothing to do with this but

I heard Chelsea are teaming up with Puma after 2012...
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+1 # Guest 2010-02-23 15:43
this is stupid, 88 means good fortune and its lucky numbers in china. This is the same as 6 8 9, however other numbers such as 7 are not very good.
You should start to understand more about the chinese culture.
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-1 # Guest 2010-02-23 17:03
however, I think chinese culture shouldn't be so important on british sports shirts....
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-1 # Guest 2010-03-30 13:34
:-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :sigh: ;-) ;-) ;-)
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