Pop superstar Ed Sheeran agrees one-year sponsorship deal..
Ed Sheeran has signed on as a shirt sponsor for Ipswich Town, but which other musicians have done the same?
Sheeran is from Framlingham, Suffolk, approximately 15 miles south of Ipswich, and has been observed often at Portman Road supporting the Tractor Boys in recent years.
“The club is a big part of the local community and this is my way of showing my support,” the 30-year-old told the Ipswich Town website.
When asked what the shirt’s logo represents, Sheeran said, “All will be revealed in time.”
On Instagram, the singer also uploaded a picture of his kid dressed in a vintage Ipswich jersey from 1997-99, which he took from his own personal family collection.
Town’s director of sales, Rosie Richardson, stated, “It’s a significant thing for the club, and I’m happy that we’re at this position.” “It’s something I’ve been working on with Ed and his staff for quite some time, and to finally be able to disclose it is a dream come true for everyone connected with the club. [The sponsorship arrangement] is worth a substantial money, and it will undoubtedly assist in the club’s operations.”
Some Town supporters reacted strongly to the club’s earlier arrangement with Magical Vegas, since they opposed a connection with a betting corporation.
Last year, it was revealed that Magical Vegas will no longer be featured on the club’s jerseys due to the company’s decision to donate its sponsorship to the Carers Trust charity, which took its place.
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Even though Ipswich have had a terrible second season in the third tier, they have no chance of making the play-offs this year. The partnership with Sheeran is a step in the right direction and comes a month after an American-led group bought the club for £40 million.