This is based on the story of Red Bull possibly looking to sponsor Leeds United breaking today in the YEP.
If this is found to be true I would be all for it. The revenue a deal like this would bring outweighs any cons for me.
Arsenal are sponsored by Emirates as shown on their stadium, website, shirts etc but they are still Arsenal - just with a much healthier bank balance because of the deal with Emirates.
If Red Bull were to rename the ground as an example "The Red Bull Elland Road Stadium." What would be the big deal? The big deal would be the extra revenue for essentially nothing as Leeds United fans would, I assume, still just call the ground "Elland Road. I know I would.
That scenario is identical to Newcastle United's whos fans all the way through the brief stint St James' Park was called The Sports Direct Arena refused to call it that and continually referred to the traditional name of St James' Park.
Red Bull would only be looking to sponsor Leeds United not buy the club, so it is completely different from Red Bull Salzburg's situation.
The reaction on social networks to the the news is varied. Some are accepting of the fact corporate branding/funding is a big part of sports today let alone football and if youre not a part of it your club could very well be left behind. Others dont like it, one of the reasons being it has "red" in the name.
I think a lot of fans have forgotten or are unaware the club used to wear red. But again, it would only be sponsorship by Red Bull not a buyout so we would still be the Whites.
Sacrifices are going to have to be made when it comes to the finances for the better of the club so whether its Red Bull, Coca Cola or another corporate heavyweight, bring on the financial rewards but we will always be Leeds United.
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