• KNVB block lucrative sex toy sponsor for Eredivisie side FC Emmen
    15:54 | 17/09/2020

    The club were set to receive a €500,000 windfall from the agreement before the Dutch federation stepped in.

    Photo by Getty

    The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has banned Eredivisie side FC Emmen from using sex toy company EasyToys as the club’s main sponsor.

    FC Emmen were set to receive a €500,000-per-season windfall from the deal but the KNVB have stepped in to forbid the agreement under Article 3 of the federation’s sponsorship regulations.

    Article 3 states: “The consideration to be delivered or to be received by a club by virtue of sponsorship may not be in conflict with any law, public order or morality, with the Dutch Advertising Code, with good taste or decency, with the statutes and regulations of the KNVB, or with decisions of the board of professional football.”

    EasyToys CEO Eric Idema expressed his ire with the decision in an email sent to Goal.

    “We are very disappointed that we will not be the main sponsor of FC Emmen,” Idema said. “We are considering our next step, in close consultation with FC Emmen.

    “For us, the collaboration was a logical choice. We are two successful companies from the same region and feel a strong bond with this club that, like us, play at the highest level. We don’t see the problem.

    “Just like FC Emmen, we like to do things slightly differently by telling our story in an idiosyncratic way. We would have liked to strengthen each other in doing that.

    “We hoped that more positive attention for our webshop would contribute to breaking the taboo that still surrounds our industry. The fact is, though, that eroticism and sexuality are still uncomfortable subjects for some, as evidenced by the decision of the KNVB. And this is while our toys are literally in two of every four Dutch households.”

    FC Emmen chairman Ronald Lubbers also said he was in opposition to the KNVB’s decision.

    “Eric has succeeded with his company in becoming the European market leader in the most practised activity of people,” Lubbers added. “Isn’t it a good thing that a company with its origins in the southeast corner of Drenthe has managed to make it this far?

    “We were very confident that the strength of the combination of both companies would have been a good collaboration.”

    FC Emmen were promoted to the Eredivisie for the first time ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, and have finished in 14th and 12th in the subsequent seasons.

    Source – Goal.com

Portrait of famous people
  • Coach Le Huynh Duc
    Le Huynh Duc  is former captain of Vietnamese national Football team. He is currently coaching SHB Ðà Nẵng.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson
    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire at the end of the season.
  • Striker Le Cong Vinh
    Striker Le Cong Vinh is playing for SLNA
  • Lionel Messi
    Lionel Messi became the best scorer in a year with 91 goals in 2012.
  • Milo
  • Thai Son Nam Trading Co.,Ltd
  •  CLB Thai Sơn Nam
  • vff
  • LS-VINA Cable & System
  • Dong Luc Sports JSC
  • Vietnam Export Import Bank (Eximbank)