Lack of sponsorship for Exeter Chiefs forces them to post bizarre message on social media
By Rugby Onslaught

Lack of sponsorship for Exeter Chiefs forces them to post bizarre message on social media

Exeter Chiefs have posted a bizarre message on their social media as they look to secure a new sponsor for the upcoming 2021/2022 rugby season.

It appears the side have not been able to secure a kit sponsor for the upccoming season despite their brilliant success at domestic and European level.

It comes as the Devon-based side face a PR struggle with their image after several controversies surrounding the club.

It comes as their biggest recent rivals Saracens recently announced a 5 year partnership with a new shirt sponsor despite their own problems securing positive public relations.

City Index are the new major kit sponsors for the London club.

Maro Itoje posted a striking image on his social media alongside other Saracens stars.

The message Exeter Chiefs posted on their social media encouraged brands to align themselves with Exeter in a move they hope will bring them new revenue.

They posted the tweet early on Wednesday, and it has received quite a strong reaction on social media.

Many fans pointed out the fact that the club had got itself into a PR conundrum because of the mascot scandal during the Summer.

Exeter Chiefs for Change, who are a group looking to change the branding of the club pointed out that the lack of sponsorship may be because of this scandal.

Another user also responded, pointing out how Exeter Chiefs as a brand may now be seen as ‘toxic’ and not worth sponsoring as a club.

During Lockdown 2 in the UK, many Exeter Chiefs players openly called out the government for the lockdowns, something which didn’t do any good for their image.