England singer Ed Sheeran is the new shirt sponsor of Third Division Football Club Ipswich.
The longtime Ipswich fan, known for songs such as ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Perfect’, signed a one-year deal on Thursday May 6 to sponsor next season’s men’s and women’s shirts.
“The football club is a big part of the local community and it’s my way of showing my support,” said the 30-year-old musician, who grew up in the area. “I have always enjoyed my trips to Portman Road and look forward to returning as soon as supporters are allowed into the stadiums again.”
Ipswich are in the middle of the League One table with two games to play, while the women’s side play in the fourth division.
An American consortium recently bought the club and pledged to invest in order to obtain promotion to the second division.
“With the arrival of new American owners, Ipswich fans, myself included, are sure to have an exciting time,” Sheeran said.
The new logo features mathematical symbols and the word “TOWER”. Sheeran’s albums use mathematical symbols as titles: 2011 + (More), 2014 X (Multiply) and 2017 ÷ (To divide).