FC Schalke Severs All Ties With Gazprom As Russia’s Footballing Prospects Dim
It seems that the footballing world hasn’t been responding well to the unwanted infringements of Russia into the Ukrainian land. They have made their intentions clear as the teams from Russia have received a cold shoulder from the apex footballing authorities. The latest addition to this list was FC Schalke.
The second-tier Bundesliga club, FC Schalke cut short all ties with Russian energy corporation, Gazprom who is their shirt sponsor for the ongoing season. The decision from the club came as the tensions between Russia and Ukraine intensify with a bloody undertone.
What exactly happened to FC Schalke?
The second-tier Bundesliga outfit openly stripped the sponsor’s name from the shirt before severing ties with the energy stalwarts.
The club has also confirmed the fact that they have already replaced Gazprom with a new company to be their shirt sponsor for the ongoing season. As per the latest communique, the team has clubbed with housing company VIVAWEST to become their new shirt sponsors. They also expressed their joys in finding a new sponsor on such short notice during such tough times.
Board member, Christina Ruhl-Hamers quoted, “The fact that we were able to find a new partner so quickly is a positive signal to our fans and partners, among other things with a view to the medium-term financial planning and our corporate bond that is planned in the near future.”
He further added, “Our financial ability to act was given at all times, now it is important to expand this further and to use the opportunities that arise. We are confident that we will be able to do this thanks to the partnership with VIVAWEST.”
The club also decided to bid adieu to Dimitrios Grammozis following a defeat at the hands of Hansa Rostock. The Greek-German took over the job in the middle of the last season but failed to sustain the club’s residence in the top-tier of German football.