The Cosmos seemingly aren’t to be on the best terms with kit sponsor Under Armour right now. Fans on Twitter have been quick to point out that in promotional material for the Cosmos’ upcoming season, the Under Armor logo has been covered up:
Great eye from a #NYCosmos fan who noticed the missing Under Armour logo in this promo. pic.twitter.com/OkDQNl3A5v— Luis Hernandez (@DeltaReaper) February 12, 2017
It is currently unknown why this change may have been made. It’s possible the club’s new ownership may be renegotiating their kit rights. We also can’t rule out that the fact that the Cosmos may be looking to distance themselves from Under Armour due to CEO Kevin Plank’s recent comments of support for Trump.
In addition to athletes such as Steph Curry, Misty Copeland, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the chairman of second-division club FC St. Pauli Oke Gӧttlish spoke out against the stance of their kit sponsor’s CEO:
Our friends at First Team Podcast confirmed the friction between The Cosmos and Under Armour.
An update on the Cosmos relationship with UA according to a source - the relationship with UA was strained and they are trying to repair it— First Team Podcast (@FirstTeamPod) February 14, 2017
While not much is currently known about the situation between the Cosmos and Under Armour, Twice A Cosmo will report any updates if they come.