Football Team Told They Can’t Be Sponsored By PornHub

Football Team Told They Can’t Be Sponsored By PornHub

Patrick Smith | BuzzFeed Staff


The University of Kent told the Rutherford Raiders football team that a sponsorship deal between them and the adult site would be “totally inappropriate”.

It seems that pornography and university sports don’t go together. A football team at the University of Kent has been told they can’t wear shirts sponsored by PornHub.

The image above was uploaded to the Spotted: Kent University Facebook page last week.

However, as The Tab reported, the team had just jokingly put a makeshift PornHub logo on a shirt after a sponsorship deal fell through.

But then last Friday the real PornHub, always keen for a PR opportunity, got in touch to say that they would sponsor the team.

But uni officials are having none of it and have told the team not to wear anything bearing a PornHub logo. University spokesman Martin Herrema told Kent Online:

The University of Kent sports department would never sanction sponsorship of this type – it is totally inappropriate.

The team has been spoken with and will not be allowed to wear the shirts in question at any time.

We take this issue very seriously and inter-college sports teams, which are the responsibility of Kent Sport, must present any potential sponsorship and/or logos for approval.

A member of the team, speaking anonymously, told The Tab:

We are struggling to see why they are having a problem. The university cricket team are sponsored by Kingfisher, which is also an age-restricted product…

In my opinion the decision is made my people in Kent Sport that are out of touch with what’s socially acceptable.

This is what the team’s kit looks like normally.

The team competes in inter-college and inter-university competitions. Rutherford is the second oldest college at Kent.

We’ve contacted PornHub for their take on this, and will update when we get it.

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