The club announced 32Red as a new “principal partner” this morning. The gambling website were the club’s kit sponsor between 2006 and 2008, and will now return to the front of the claret and blue shirt.
In those two years, we finished 11th and 6th in the Premier League; a far cry from the situation we are in now.
Supporters on Twitter were not hopeful that the club’s new sponsor will bring us any good luck:
Is it worth about 40 million
— Kevin palmer (@Kevinpalmervill) 13 June 2018
Spent a bit on that video haven’t ya! Jesus, we arent made of money you know pfft…..
— Mickey #avfc (@av1_villa) 13 June 2018
Quite apt that we’ve gone back to another gambling company seeing as as our owner nearly gambled away the club.
— Andy Townsend (@AndyTownsend_AV) 13 June 2018
We just love to gamble at avfc
— Richard Meakin (@Richard_Meakin) 13 June 2018
If only we could have some of those players back…..
— Mark Ashmore (@mg_ashmore) 13 June 2018
Had some cracking kits with @32Red as sponsor
— Aston Radford (@RaddersAston) 13 June 2018
can we please go back to how we played when we were in these shirts along time ago , thanks x
— Kai Edmead-Mckie (@KaiiAV) 13 June 2018
Ironic as we’re about £32m in the red #Avfc
— The Left Side™ (@HolteEndK6) 13 June 2018
ok .not a bad sponsor quite happy about that tbf
— LETHAL APOLLO GAMING (@craigsxbox1) 13 June 2018
Literally, a gamble. Thanks 32 Red.
— Marcus Markou (@PapaSonsFilm) 13 June 2018
we were relatively successful last time 32 red were our sponsors, same again please lads ????
— Tom???? (@wict01) 13 June 2018
It is a very small bit of good news that means we at least have some additional money coming in through the deal. Whether it will put a dent in what need to balance the books, it’s doubtful.
Currently, we need £11m by the end of the month to cover the club’s running costs. Tony Xia is said to be seeking £30m from minor investors in order to ensure we get out of this current precarious financial situation.