The £4 billion US sportswear brand Foot Locker has been rumoured as a possible new West Ham sponsor if the Government bans betting firms according to Hammers News
The Hammers will need to find a new main sponsor if the Government bans betting companies like Betway from sponsoring football club shirts.
The Irons are one of nine clubs in the Premier League that has a gambling company as their main sponsor on the front of their kits and pitchside.
A city source has told Hammers News that West Ham is – understandably – making contingency plans ahead of the expected Government ban and one of those could be Foot Locker.
It might not be a coincidence that West Ham shareholder and director Daniel Kretinsky owns 10.3% of Footlocker worth £370m at least
Hew owns 10% of Sainsbury’s, 19% of Royal Mail, 4.63% stake in French retailer Casino and a stake German company Metro as well as a 5% stake at US department store Macy’s.
Could we see some of these brands as future sponsors of West Ham or even a naming rights partner for the London Stadium?