Who are ya?

Opaque betting operator Kaiyun is the shirt sponsor of Nottingham Forest and counts Wayne Rooney as one of their brand ambassadors. Kaiyun doesn’t hold a licence to offer gambling services, and is owned by a company with connections to the criminal underworld.

By Andy Brown

Has Birmingham City got jittery about its new manager’s connections? Last November, Wayne Rooney agreed to become a brand ambassador for Kaiyun. The announcement of the deal appears to have been pulled from Rooney’s official website, but is still available via Web Archive.

Did somebody within the Rooney camp have concerns about Kaiyun? Josimar asked his agents, Triple S Sport Management. They failed to respond, despite repeated reminders. 

On 30 August, Nottingham Forest concluded a deal to make Kaiyun its main shirt sponsor. An unnamed spokesperson at the Premier League club said:

“We look forward to working closely with Kaiyun Sports on a number of exciting activations and initiatives to engage with new and exist...

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