Drinks Company macb Withdraw Sponsorship of Scottish Soccer Club Hearts

June 28, 2011

Drinks company macb has withdrawn its support as the official water sponsor of Edinburgh-based Scotland Premier League soccer club Hearts after the club’s refusal to sack player Craig Thomson, who has been convicted of grooming two young girls on the internet.

A spokeswoman for macb said: “As a company with strong family values, we are left with no choice but to terminate our relationship with the Hearts football club.

“Along with countless others, fans and co-sponsors alike, we are extremely disappointed with the club’s handling of this situation and as a result can no longer continue our support.”

The sponsorship deal with macb was worth around than US$8,000.

A spokesman for Hearts said the club had no comment to make on the withdrawal of the sponsorship agreement.