Aston Villa fans have provided their reaction to a potential leak of their new kit and sponsor for next season, which emerged on Instagram and Twitter earlier this week.
The video appears to show betting company ‘SportPesa’ on a Villa kit as the sponsor on the front of the shirt.
Fellow Premier League side Everton recently ended their £9.6m a year deal with SportPesa and it appears that the company could be in line for another deal with a top-flight club.
Many Villa fans aren’t too pleased with the potential new sponsor and have flocked to the video, which now has over 16,000 views on Twitter, to provide their thoughts on the potential new deal.
Villa’s current shirt sponsor is Asian betting and gaming company W88, who they signed a deal with for this season, but it now seems that a switch to the Africa-based gambling firm is likely for the 2020/21 season.
Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter.
Some were not in favour of the change, others feel it is a tactic to increase their fanbase and some feel that the material of the shirt didn’t look like Kappa, hinting at a new manufacturer.
Twitter: @villareport I hope not, was hoping for a non gambling sponsor next season…. (@Hotwheels_1978)
Twitter: @Hotwheels_1978 @villareport Agreed. So disappointing. The days of Acorns were great, proud of the shirt and sponsor. (@SheldonLT)
Twitter: @villareport That dodgy company Everton are sacking off (@AndrewTaylor85)
Twitter: @villareport Gambling = no class. (@_richardcbrown)
Twitter: @Tee45358273 @villareport It looks like we are trying to be the biggest team all over Africa!! (@Dpn76)
Twitter: @villareport That doesn’t look like kappa material ether (@spartan888)