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Dirty Money - Just how 'clean' are sponsorship deals


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Look, I'm personally not comfortable with Saudi Investment given their horrid track record on huamn rights and equality, although they did hold Vince McMahon hostage for a few hours once. So, I can understand other fans getting all high horse and moralistic about the dirty money. I've never really took an interest in where investment comes from before, but I thought I'd do a bit of bogstandard googling of sponsors I noticed as I watched the game. 


Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal's prominent sponsorship deals


Emirates - stadium & shirt (https://www.amnesty.org/en/location/middle-east-and-north-africa/united-arab-emirates/report-united-arab-emirates/)

Visit Rwanda - shirt sponsor(https://www.amnesty.org/en/location/africa/east-africa-the-horn-and-great-lakes/rwanda/report-rwanda/)

Konami - licensed team in PES (https://www.mcvuk.com/development-news/new-konami-report-depicts-harsh-working-conditions-for-staff/ & https://www.gamesindustry.biz/amp/2017-06-15-konami-accused-of-blacklisting-former-employees-report)

sportsbetio.uk - pitch sponsor (https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.sportsbetio.uk & https://www.trustpilot.com/review/sportsbet.io)



Both UAE and Rwanda have human rights issues, as well as political prisoners disappearing and/or dying while in custody. Not too disimilar to Saudi Arabi. Konami have workplace bullying issues and attempted to blacklist former employees once they left. Sportsbetio.uk are seemingly scamming people out of money... including Arsenal supporters. 




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