Mike Tyson’s business partner Alki David has claimed their cannabis company, Swissx, is in talks to sponsor Premier League team Everton.
Swissx CEO David and boxing legend Tyson have also been linked with buying the naming rights for Barcelona’s Camp Nou, but the producers of CBD products are also pushing to break into the Premier League market.
Everton are fielding offers for shirt sponsors and David revealed he received an approach from the Merseyside club. ‘I’m not walking away from Barca, I’m keeping the door wide open,’ David told Insider.
‘But we are now engaged with Everton to take over their shirt. The front of their shirt.
‘They contacted me and have already offered designs with the whole Swissx logo in blue, which I’m not crazy about, but it will look nice.’
‘When I first came to England, everybody was supporting Man United and Liverpool, and everybody was red,’ he continued.
‘Being contrary, I liked blue and I liked the logo so randomly I selected Everton to support. So it’s sort of a mystical come around.’
Barcelona recently denied they had received any offer from Swissx to acquire naming rights, while Everton is yet to respond to David’s comments.
Everton’s current sport sponsor are Kenyan betting firm SportPesa, but that partnership will end at the conclusion of this season.
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing football to go into shutdown, Everton will be grateful for the new sponsorship deal as clubs battle to deal with the financial effects of the lockdown.