DRAFT LETTER RE PUMA SPONSORSHIP

See our article on Puma’s role in supporting Israel’s war crimes here

Research by Edinburgh Action for Palestine (EA4P) has determined that two Scottish football clubs have kit deals with Puma – Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Join us in calling on them to #BoycottPuma until they stop supporting Israeli war crimes. You can write your own letter or use the template letter below. 

 

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Post to: Gary Deans, Chairman, Falkirk FC, 4 Stadium Way, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 9EE;

or email, marking for the attention of Gary Deans, Chairman marketing@falkirkfc.co.uk,;   Alex Totten, Business Relationships Manager  alext@falkirkfc.co.uk;    Connor Park, Media and Communications Manager.  connor@falkirkfc.co.uk

 

Post to: Ross Morrison, Chairman, Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Inverness Caledonian Stadium, Stadium Road, Inverness, IV1 1FF

Or email, marking for the attention of Ross Morrison, Chairman Admin@ictfc.co.uk

 

 

Dear

I understand that your club is sponsored by the sportswear manufacturer Puma.

I am writing to make you aware of Puma’s complicity with Israeli war crimes. Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which, as documented by Human Rights Watch, includes football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land. All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.

Football has the potential to do tremendous good in bringing communities together, and can be an effective way of delivering social justice. I am sure your club believes in promoting universal principles of equality and wish to uphold the highest standards. This is why I implore your club to boycott Puma.

More than 200 Palestinian teams have called on Puma to end its support for Israel’s military occupation by terminating its sponsorship deal with the IFA. While Puma did reply to the Palestinian teams, it failed even remotely to address the issues raised.

As one of the world’s top athletic apparel makers, Puma’s sponsorship brings international legitimacy to the IFA and helps keep its direct involvement with violations of human rights and international law. Puma is directly supporting war crimes.

In February Chester FC decided not to renew with Puma citing “ethical working practices” among it criteria, in July Luton Town dropped Puma, and Liverpool FC, which was in talks with Puma, opted for another sponsor.

Please do not let your club have its good reputation tarnished through association. Please stand on the right side of history and sever any current or future links with Puma until they stop sponsoring the IFA.

I look forward to your response.

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