Ed Sheeran has been named as the new shirt sponsor for Ipswich Town Football Club, and has signed a one-year deal to sponsor the shirts of the men’s and women’s first teams.
Ed shared the exciting news on his Instagram account, where he posted a photograph of him as a child, sporting the Ipswich Town kit.
He captioned the throwback pic: “This bloke is the new sponsor of @ipswichtown football club. Do well.”
The new logo on the shirts features mathematical symbols and the word “tour”. When asked what the logo means, Ed said: “All will be revealed in time.”
Town’s director of sales stated: “We look forward to seeing Ed – and every other supporter – back at Portman Road next season.”
Who does Ed Sheeran support?
”I grew up in a place called Ipswich, Ipswich have a football team called Ipswich Town. I enjoy watching football, my dad’s a Chelsea fan so I go with him every now and then.”
Ed Sheeran has showed his support for Ipswich by posting photographs of him attending games on his Instagram account, while fully clad in Blues kit.
The singer hasn’t been shy about his love for his home town and, during a Radio 1 interview, he stated his hit song “Castle on the Hill” is a “love song for Suffolk, because I don’t think anyone has ever done that”.
Does Ed Sheeran support any other teams?
In the same interview with Anda Ya, Ed also suggested his allegiances may be changing, stating his manager “just bought a box at Tottenham.” He said:
“I think my dad’s changing – he now wants to be a Tottenham fan so maybe we end up being Tottenham fans.”
Ed has also showed his support for various international teams while on tour. During his shows in Argentina and Uruguay, the singer has donned the national kits of each country, respectively.
Ed Sheeran announced as new Ipswich Town shirt sponsor
Ed Sheeran has been named as the new shirt sponsor for Ipswich Town Football Club and has signed a one-year deal to sponsor the shirts of the men’s and women’s first-teams.
Following the news, Ed Sheeran said: “The football club is a big part of the local community and this is my way of showing my support.
“I have always enjoyed my trips to Portman Road and I’m looking forward to going back there as soon as supporters are allowed into stadiums again.”
Rosie Richardson, Ipswich Town’s director of sales, said: “We are obviously thrilled that Ed has agreed to become our shirt sponsor next season.
“I have worked with Ed and his management team on various initiatives over the years and welcomed Ed and his guests to Portman Road for many games.
“He has shown his support for his home town in lots of ways and this is another example of that.”