Monthly Archives: May 2017


    Premier League club Everton FC have announced a sponsorship deal with SportPesa. The new deal is the most lucrative in the history of the club. The deal is poised to last for five years, starting from June 1. The African betting company and gaming brand name would feature on the front of Everton jerseys, based on details of the deal.

    The club released a statement saying SportPesa invested in a new European headquarters that would generate jobs for the city of Liverpool. The office is an avenue to engage with supporters through “fan activities.” (more…)


    Premier League side Everton FC are been urged to ban The Sun newspaper from press conferences and interviews involving the club.

    Liverpool FC have already taken steps to that regard, following happenings since The Sun’s story on the Hillsborough disaster.

    Kelvin Mackenzie was the editor of The Sun when it published a viral article titled: ‘Hillsborough: The Truth’ four days after the disaster during the 1988/89 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. The incident recorded 96 deaths and over 700 injured – the worst in British sporting history.

    The same Mackenzie wrote an inflammatory article where he compared Everton star Ross Barkley to a gorilla. The 23-year old Three Lions star was hit in the face in an “unprovoked attack” in a Liverpool bar. The article was published a day ahead of the 28th anniversary on April 15th, further angering fans.

    The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson condemned the articles amongst other soccer icons. The Mayor told the BBC that he has reported it to the police for a “racial slur.” (more…)