Wigan Athletic shirt sponsor cuts ties with club, calls Mackay’s remarks ‘untenable’

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Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has recently been denounced for anti-Semitic remarks made to defend supposed sexist, racist, and homophobic text messages sent by newly-appointed manger Malkay Mackay during his time at Cardiff City.

Joe Prince-Wright has that scoop here.

Whelan’s comments came to surface today, after Mackay’s reputation had taken enough an obvious hit, prompting club shirt sponsors Premier Range to sever connections with the Sky Bet Championship team. Their sponsorship agreement was finalized mere months ago in July.

“It is with great sorrow that we have to announce we are breaking our ties with Wigan Athletic FC,” a company statement read.

“We thought that it was natural for us move onto another local team with Wigan and we decided to sponsor their shirts. Unfortunately, their recent appointment of Malky Mackay has put us in a position that we find untenable.”

“A team that would employ a man who expresses views such these is not the kind of team Premier Range wish to deal with.”

Kick It Out, the anti-dsicirmaintion organization of English’s football, has openly reprimanded Mackay’s hiring, and will likely demand apologies from both head coach and owner.