originally posted by Zizou ] ++
During the super cup final, Juve played in a different styled shirt, with the Scudetto on the right rather than the centre and more importantly, with no Nike Sponsor visible.
At first I didn't think much about it during the game, though I did find it strange that they wouldn't showcase their mark in the final. Today on Italian news the mystery was solved.
Nike (being american) cannot associate itself with Libyan products (Tamoil) because Libya is blacklisted in the US. So that means that for this season, during the Coppa Italia and Champions League, Juve will play with the same style shirt they played in the Super Coppa.
Only in the league will they be able to showcase it, since the sponsor is fastweb and Nike’s only hope is that by the end of next season, Juve finds a new sponsor. This might prove difficult as not many sponsors will be willing to give the same amount or even more than Tamoil already offer. Also Gheddafi being a shareholder at Juve, might push for a longer contract with Tamoil.
Personally I don’t think that sponsor looks really good on our shirts (Fastweb looks nicer), but well as long as they give us loads of money than that’s good