Glasgow Rangers announced on Tuesday that they have teamed up with Tomket Tires, news which elicited plenty of drole, sarcastic replies from some of their fans on social media.
The ‘Gers confirmed on their official website that the tyre manufacturer will be their ‘official sleeve partner’ for the next two seasons, with their logo featuring on the right sleeve of the Ibrox club’s kits. The news was also shared on the Light Blues’ official Twitter channel @RangersFC.
🆕 #RangersFC are delighted to confirm Tomket Tires as a new sleeve partner for the next two seasons, commencing for the 2020/21 season.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 28, 2020
It is the second corporate partnership announced in as many days, following Monday’s news that Seko Logistics will feature their branding on the upper back of the Light Blues’ kits this season. Tomket Tires’ sleeve sponsorship brings to four the number of brands who will feature on ‘Gers kits in 2020/21, along with Seko Logistics, main shirt sponsor 32Red and lower back sponsor The Energy Check.
Do Rangers now have too many shirt sponsors?
The announcement didn’t bring the type of responses for which the club may have hoped, with many ‘Gers fans taking to Twitter to deliver a series of stinging replies over the news:
Feeling a wee bit deflated about this one 👀
— Jon Harvey (@JHarv85) July 28, 2020
This could be a Goodyear for the bears
— KennyGrfc (@kennygrfc) July 28, 2020
welcome Tomket Tires, hope u score lots of goals for us
— Ali ♠️ (@HagiSauce) July 28, 2020
I’ve always said the one thing Rangers have missed is an official Tyre partner.
I can now sleep at night!
— Amato86 (@Amato861) July 29, 2020
Exciting signing, Been saying for ages we need a bit more Drive in the side.
— The Immortal Laudrup (@StevenHilston) July 28, 2020
So long as they don’t go flat after New Year!
— DFW Ger (@DFW_GER) July 28, 2020
Lads when we said we’re going for 55 we didn’t mean sponsors 😘😂
— Euan Mackenzie (@euanmac0511) July 28, 2020
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