The American company has been a technical sponsor of Spartak since 2005, but now the red-and-whites will have to look for a new uniform. Moreover, as reported on the club’s website, the official reason is only indirectly related to the sanctions: “Nike notified FC Spartak of the termination of the sponsorship contract due to the fact that, in accordance with the UEFA verdict, our club will not be able to participate in European competition next season.”

By information telegram channel “Mutko against”, “Spartak” due to the breach of the contract will lose about 500 million rubles a year.

Now the club’s management is looking for a new equipment supplier. And there are already those who want to occupy the vacant niche. For example, the founder of the Zasport brand Anastasia Zadorina stated: “This year we started cooperation with the Spartak beach football club – now we are developing the design of a capsule collection of equipment. Is Zasport ready to provide RPL football clubs with equipment? I can say that we are ready for a dialogue with the clubs and discussion of the terms of cooperation.”

However, there is also intelligence that the equipment for the next season will have to be bought, and this will cost the club 1 million euros.

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