London Irish have claimed Cash Converters’ decision to discontinue its association with the club has nothing to do with the signing of Paddy Jackson.
“The club would like to clarify that the decision to part ways at the end of 2018/19 season was made before the announcement of player signings in May 2019, and for reasons unrelated to player signings,” a club statement read.
The Irish Rugby Football Union tore up the contracts of both players due to messages exchanged with two other defendants over text and social media, which came to light during the court case.
Replying to a tweet that referenced those messages, Cash Converters confirmed it will not continue its association with London Irish.
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“As a company, we are committed to the highest possible standards when it comes to our investments in any sponsorships and collaborations,” read the tweet.
“As a result of a detailed and thorough review of our support for London Irish, we have decided to discontinue our association with the club.”
The Exiles announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Cash Converters last year, with the company logo appearing on the sleeve and back of jerseys.