Short term payday lender Wonga have decided to have their logo removed from all Newcastle United children’s shirts from the start of the 2016/17 season.
New Wonga chairman Andy Haste reviewed the companies marketing strategy and has decided to remove the logo to make sure it does not appeal to the children or the vulnerable.
Wonga’s marketing director Daryl Bowman said: “As a responsible lender we believe removing our logo from children’s replica shirts and training wear is the right thing to do. We appreciate the club’s support in this matter.”
Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley said “We understand and respect Wonga’s position and are happy to support their decision.”
It’s unsure yet whether the Newcastle United 2016/17 children’s shirts will have a replacement sponsor or will be blank.