Here’s something interesting. After Tony Fernandes toke over QPR, i noticed that the QPR kit did not have a sponsor on it. The obvious was that AirAsia would be appeared on the QPR shirts but i have a niggling feeling that MAS (Malaysian Airlines) might be the dark horse to brace the London club, this was of course after the recent announcement that AirAsia owners were in a stock swap with AirAsia taking 20% stocks in MAS with MAS getting 10% stocks in the national carrier.
And looks like i was right, well .. Partly at least!
In a announcement today MAS will appear on the QPR home kit and AirAsia will appear on the away and 3rd kit.
Having 2 different sponsors is a first for any Premier League team and im not surprised with this move as Tony Fernendes has been on a roll with his actions.
Malaysia Airlines’ Executive Director, Mohammed Rashdan Yusof, said: “Malaysia Airlines, or more commonly known by our acronym MAS, is elated to be associated with QPR’s ascendancy to the Premier League.
Our sponsorship of the home jersey of QPR, together with Air Asia’s sponsorship of the away jersey, is a first for the Premier League. It also celebrates MAS’s recent collaboration framework with Air Asia.
The Malaysian interest in British Football increases further with this sponsorship and something tells me this is not the end.