Presidente do America, Romário apresenta Superbet como nova patrocinadora e rebate jornalista
Foto: Reprodução / @AmericaRJ

Former player Romário is in the spotlight in the Brazilian news for two activities: his role as rapporteur at the CPI on Game Manipulation in the Senate and as president of America do Rio de Janeiro. On Thursday (16), he announced Superbet as the club’s new sponsor.

The press conference was held at Granja Comary, the Brazilian team’s training center, where the Rio team is currently training. Furthermore, Romário was asked if he considered being on the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry and signing up with a company in the betting sector a conflict of interest.

However, he considered: “75% of Brazilian football is sponsored by a betting company, the Brazilian Championship is sponsored by a betting company, the Copa do Brasil is sponsored by a betting company.”

“So, for this journalist who made this statement, let him take it (…). He is completely wrong in thinking that my relationship with having Superbet in America and, today, being here at Granja Comary will interfere at some point in the report I make on the betting CPI”, he added.

Superbet is the new master sponsor of the club chaired by Romário

Therefore, the Superbet brand will be in the most valued space on the Rio team’s uniform. The partnership was also announced on social media with the motto: “America is original. America is SUPER!”

Therefore, the betting company released a video highlighting the history of the football team. “The original is born different. It’s your DNA. We recognize the originals from afar by their roots, their history, their blood!”

America Romário Superbet
Photo: Reproduction / @AmericaRJ

Superbet, main partner of Fluminense and São Paulo, reached an agreement valid for one year with Mecão. Furthermore, the team will be able to receive a bonus if they qualify for the Campeonato Carioca.

Therefore, the debut is full of expectations due to the possibility of Romário‘s return to the pitch. The first game in Series A2 will be against Petrópolis, at Giulite Coutinho.

“Depending on the situation of the game, I hope the team does well. But, there is a real possibility of playing the last 15, 20 minutes of the game”, declared the current president of America.