A rap star has agreed to to sponsor a British football team. The club will therefore display his name on their new jersey.
Ed Sheeran is no longer the only music star in the world. promote it on the jersey of a football club. Since 2021, the English singer has sponsored the Ipswich Town club, which plays in the Championship (English second division), to promote his tour in particular. From now on, it is a legendary American rapper who imitates the initiative of his counterpart, to support another British club. He will display his name on the away jersey and even on the tracksuits of this team.
American rapper 50 Cent accepted to provide financial assistance to a club that badly needed it, putting its name in exchange but also that of its group, G-Unit, on the equipment. It is an amateur club from Cardiff, AFC Rumney, and more precisely its U-14 women's team (under 14), which will have the honor of ; display the name of the famous artist. Richie Brown, the manager of the club in question, explained: à BBC reported that the father of one of the players was working with the rapper on a tour and that he asked her to join him. to sponsor the team this occasion. The rapper accepted to help this small amateur team.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is a music star, a leading figure in American rap in the 2000s. He has more than 70 million albums sold and planetary successes like the titles "In Da Club" or "Candy Shop". He also won a Grammy Award and collaborated on with Eminem and Dr. Dre in particular. He is also a producer and actor.
The manager of the AFC club Rumney also explains that parents are even more enthusiastic than their children about this sponsorship: "I'm sure there are more of them than the players at the club. know who he is because of their age, but the excitement around the team and the whole club is truly incredible and it's all thanks to him. him".
Richie Brown held out thank the rapper: "We are very grateful for everything he is doing for us right now. We appreciate the support he gives us. […] It's huge for amateur football teams to have people and businesses supporting us to help us achieve better things.
And the story may not end there. AFC manager Rumney compares this sponsorship with the investment of the famous actor Ryan Reynolds in another Welsh club, Wrexham AFC: "I'm sure the community will be involved. The Wrexham team is absolutely delighted with what Ryan Reynolds has done, and I hope 50 Cent has the same kind of impact on us here. There is no question yet of making a series as in the case of Ryan Reynolds ("Welcome to Wrexham", available on Disney+), but it is already in the works. a great story for a small Welsh club and its players, which also highlights the financing difficulties of amateur clubs.