Honest question, why do Europeans allow so much advertising in their sports leagues?
I thought we were bad until I started watching European hockey and realized they have advertising printed on
>their uniforms, jersey and pants
>the ice itself (doesnt even have real face off circles, they are adverts)
>around the boards
compared to the NHL which just allows
>around the boards
>maybe a couple on the ice in areas that arent important.
Then you have soccer where you basically pay for a T shirt that say Fly Emirates or Chevy on it and call it a jersey. (why not just buy a chevy t-shirt...its cheaper?)
Its gaudy and awful, at times it actually distracts you from the game, and hinders uniform design. Why do Europeans accept this? I'd rather watch commercials and be able to buy nice looking jerseys desu. But the amount of advertising printed everywhere is excessive. I dont see how you could even justify supporting "your team" with a jersey purchase when the more prominent logo is some business company.
>even the helmets have adverts on them
>still has commercial breaks
Gaudiest hockey game I've ever watched.
>choosing to be stuck walking around as a billboard for some company every time you buy team merchandise
SOme some Olympic hockey here in Vancouver - it was SOOOO different with no ads on the boards. Just a nice mural of the mountains and the sea.
It really made a huge difference, it was kind of beautiful, actually.
Euro sports really do look "discount" with all their ads. And demeaning to teams, too -- look at Man U now, or various teams advertising terrorist-supporting airlines, ffs.
NFL/NBA/MLB doesn't have adds on their uniforms or too many on the field of play either, they do have more commercial breaks though.
Yeah, Im just wondering in the modern age where Europeans can catch North American leagues, how they can even stomach their own leagues after?
It truly looks horrible to watch that constant advertising everywhere. I feel bad for the teams as well, its like they are secondary part of their own uniforms.
Not fussed about sponsors on the shirts. I'd rather they were there and on boards around stadiums than have a game be interrupted every 5-10 minutes for some adverts and make matches impossible to watch.
>at times it actually distracts you from the game
Only if you have the attention span of a 3 year old
>hinders uniform design
>the amount of advertising printed everywhere is excessive.
One sponsor on the front, maybe one on the back as well. Its only excessive in lower/poorer leagues.
>I dont see how you could even justify supporting "your team" with a jersey purchase when the more prominent logo is some business company.
I support the club. The sponsor supports the club, albeit usually only financially. Some look pretty shit but it doesn't really matter. As long as the club logo is visibly on there then who cares?
I doubt a football fan would mistake a jersey for another because it has a specific sponsor on there.