14/06/2019

Diageo Ends London Irish Deal Over Signing Of Paddy Jackson

Diageo has cancelled its sponsorship of the London Irish rugby team over the signing of Paddy Jackson.

The firm made the announcement on Thursday, 13 June.

A spokesperson for the drinks company said: "We have met with the club to express our concerns. Their recent decision is not consistent with our values and so we have ended our sponsorship."

Jackson signed a deal with the English club in May.
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His deals with the Ulster and Irish rugby football unions were terminated following the rape trial last April.

Jackson, his former teammate Stuart Olding and two of their friends were found not guilty of a series of sexual offences in relation to a party in Belfast in 2016.

(CD)

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