Sponsor Drops London Irish In Response To Paddy Jackson Signing
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Former Ulster and Ireland outhalf Paddy Jackson still remains a controversial and somewhat divided figure as a result of his much publicised Belfast Rape Trial last year.
Jackson was found not guilty by a jury on all counts, but still had his contract terminated by the IRFU and Ulster, along with his former teammate Stuart Olding.
He signed for Perpignan last summer but is set to leave the French side after just one season having agreed to move to newly-promoted Premiership side London Irish.
But it appears his signing has caused a bit of a backlash, with the club losing one of their shirt sponsors one year into a three-year deal as a direct result of his move.
Cash converters, who signed a three-year deal to appear on London Irish’s jersey in September 2018, have decided to “discontinue” their association with the club.
As a company, we are committed to the highest possible standards when it comes to our investments in any sponsorships and collaborations. As a result of a detailed and thorough review of our support for London Irish, we have decided to discontinue our association with the club.
— Cash Converters UK (@cash_converters) June 5, 2019
In a further statement to RugbyPass, they added:
“Our sponsorships and collaborations are incredibly important to us and we always strive to partner with companies who reflect our ethos and values. After careful consideration and a detailed analysis of our support for London Irish, we have decided to discontinue our association with the club.
“We would like to wish London Irish good luck with their future endeavours and thank their fans for welcoming our company since 2018.”