bet365 Becomes The Official Sponsor Of Athletic Club Through 2020
There was a bit of shock and awe on Wednesday when Athletic Club officially announced a new sponsorship deal. The Lions revealed that they have come to an agreement with sports betting shop, bet365, in a deal that will last through 2020. As of now the club has yet to state whether or not this is a shirt sponsorship deal, but it should be noted that the contract with BBK, who currently sponsors the shirts, was set to expire in 2018.
If Athletic do wear the bet365 logo it will be the first time in club history that a sponsor from outside of the Basque Country has been represented on the team shirts. Until more details are given there will be plenty of speculation over this deal. So far, a large majority of fans do not like that the club will be sponsored by a gambling company, while others would like to see Athletic continue relationships with local companies. We will keep you updated on any new information as it comes to light.