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Antwerp loses one of its major sponsors with Select Group: “Selecting Overmars does not align with our values” |  Jupiler Pro League

Antwerp loses one of its major sponsors with Select Group: “Selecting Overmars does not align with our values” | Jupiler Pro League

Football club Antwerp It ended up in a storm with the appointment of Marc Overmars as sporting director. Many observers believe that the time has come after the scandal over cross-border behavior at Ajax.

The Select Group, the sponsor of Antwerp, shares this view as well. The HR firm does not agree with the appointment of Marc Overmars as Director of Football, and has stated in a statement that it no longer wishes to commit to the club. The sponsorship contract will not be renewed next season.

“We are very surprised by this decision. As a permanent partner and sponsor of the RAFC, we have not been consulted or notified in advance,” Select Group said in a statement.

“The decision to appoint Mr Overmars, who has recently been accused of repeated infringing conduct and is currently the subject of an independent investigation in the Netherlands, is in direct conflict with our Select Group’s values ​​and standards.”

“However, we sincerely believe that after a conscious period of self-reflection, each person can gain insight and deserve a second chance. We therefore deeply regret that this moment was wasted during the press conference to testify calmly, cautiously and deliberately. The process of self-reflection and insight gained, not by Neither the Antwerp administration nor Mr Overmars himself. Nor have we heard or noticed any interest in communicating about the problem.”

“As Select Group, we have therefore decided not to renew our partnership with RAFC for the 2022-2023 season.”

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