British pop star Ed Sheeran will become the new shirt sponsor of the Ipswich Town (English 3rd Division) club he supported as a child.
Ed Sheeran’s global success does not make him forget his first love. The singer will indeed become the jersey sponsor of Ipswich Town (resident of the English 3rd division) for next season. “The club is an integral part of the community and it’s my way of showing my support,” the music icon said in a statement posted on the club’s website.
The interpreter of the hit “Shape of you” supported the club when he was a child. He decided to commit for a year, without revealing the nature of the inscriptions that will be displayed on the jerseys of the women’s and men’s teams. A logo with the signs “+ – = / x Tour” accompanies the advertisement. But the artist preferred not to say more for the moment. “Everything will be revealed in time,” he said.
“I have always enjoyed my visits to Portman Road (the team’s stadium, editor’s note) and I can’t wait to go back as soon as the supporters are again allowed to enter the stadiums, he added. . With the arrival of the new American owners, there will certainly be some exciting times ahead for Ipswich fans, myself included. “
The club, whose last appearance in the Premier League dates back to the 2001-2002 season, was bought in early April by American investors Brett Johnson, Berke Bakay and Mark Detmer who also own the American franchise of Phoenix Rising (American 2nd division). They paid € 46million to former owner Marcus Evans. The team are currently 11th in League One.
“We’re obviously delighted that Ed has agreed to become our shirt sponsor next season,” said Town’s sales manager Rosie Richardson. “I’ve worked with Ed and his management team on various initiatives over the years. and I have hosted Ed and his guests at Portman Road for many games. He has shown his support for his home town where he grew up in many ways and this is another example of that. We look forward to seeing Ed again – and all other supporters – back to Portman Road next season. “