GOAT did not cancel sponsorship with PSG after Messi’s departure

Recently a claim has gone viral under the title ”After Leo Messi’s departure, the GOAT company won’t be sponsoring PSG” on social media Facebook.

Check out some of Facebook posts here (archive), here (archive), here (archive), and here (archive).

Fact Check

According to Rumor Scanner’s investigation, no reliable sources have been found for the claim that the GOAT company won’t be sponsoring PSG after Leo Messi’s departure, rather the claim is being propagated baselessly without any reference.

At the beginning of the investigation, Rumor Scanner team observed the official website of French Football Club PSG. The name of the GOAT company was found on the official sponsor list of PSG.

Screenshot: PSG website

In addition, the logo of the GOAT company can also be found on PSG’s 2023-24 season jersey, published in the website of football based media outlet GOAL on May 31.

Screenshot: Goal

Besides, any news related to the claim that the GOAT company won’t be sponsoring PSG after Leo Messi’s departure could not be found in the international media or any other reliable football based sources.

That is, after reviewing the above information, it is clear that The GOAT company’s sponsor deal with French football club PSG is still in place.

Basically, recently an information has been circulated on social media Facebook claiming that the GOAT company won’t be sponsoring PSG after Leo Messi’s departure. However, Rumor Scanner did not find any information regarding the termination of the contract between the two organizations, and GOAT’s name remains on PSG’s official sponsor list on the PSG website until the publication of this report.

Relevantly, GOAT is an American online platform offering sneakers, luxury apparel and accessories through primary and resale markets. Founded in 2015, GOAT has 30 million members and 600,000 sellers across 170 countries on its platform.

Notably, in previous time Rumor Scanner has published a fact-check report on the misinformation spread about Messi.

So, the claim that the GOAT company won’t be sponsoring PSG after Leo Messi’s departure has been circulating on social media Facebook; which is completely false. 

Sources

RS Team
Rumor Scanner Fact-Check Team
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