Massive Blunder From Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr & Nike as Mistake Left Unattended For 90 Mins That Could Upset Their Platinum Sponsor

Published 10/08/2023, 10:15 AM EDT

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Cristiano Ronaldo‘s move to Saudi Arabia was the start of many things to unfold. But much before that, Cristiano Ronaldo had to leave Manchester United in December 2022. After Ronaldo arrived in the Asian country, you could see many deals and financial intricacies. Al Nassr took the brave step of approaching Ronaldo and the dividends and can see the benefits. However, a recent howler from the management and Nike could get one of the main sponsors mad.

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The fans and the supporters of Al Nassr have many reasons to be happy in the current season. The team has seen some strong performances, including the Arab Club Champions Cup, win. But sometimes, small things can cause unnecessary niggles in between a good run of play.

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The Cristiano Ronaldo signing led Al Nassr to sign multiple sponsors. With the initial struggle to buy the Portuguese star, many firms have pitched in to buy the star. After signing him, Al Nassr cracked a deal with KAFD. But in a recent match, one of the player’s jerseys had the name of the sponsor’s writer upside down.

Al Nassr’s defensive midfielder, Abdullah Al-Khaibari jersey, had the sponsor’s name written upside down and left to right. The player wore the jersey for the whole ninety minutes, and it totally went unnoticed by the team’s administration. Whether it was intentional with some cryptic message, no one knows yet. But you could imagine a very low chance of such a trick.

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However, if it could be an error from the jersey makers Nike and Al Nassr management, then you can imagine the firm getting disappointed. Even though the error might not have caused any serious impact, small glitches can always irritate the brands with a minor impact on the expected reach.

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King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a real estate firm based in Saudi that has recently partnered with Al Nassr for a platinum sponsorship.

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The deal will see the club advertise the firm via its jerseys, digital platforms, and stadiums. With Al Nassr reaching more audience with Ronaldo and other big players, the company seemed to have sealed a fine deal with Asia’s most trending club.

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The popularity of Al Nassr has gone very high. In their recent AFC Champions League match against Istiklol, the team reached a record for the sport in Asia. On the other side, the team would like to see improvement in their performance while competing with rivals Al Hilal. The team stuck to a 2-2 draw yesterday against 15th-placed Abha in the league game.

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Ruthu has a deep passion for soccer, particularly for Arsenal Football Club and the legendary Lionel Messi. With a fervent interest in sports journalism, he enjoys covering soccer from around the world. Alongside his dedication to soccer, Ruthu has a professional background as a qualified Clinical Pharmacist.
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