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Non-League Side Blyth Spartans Sign Sponsorship Deal With Visit North Korea

Non-League Side Blyth Spartans Sign Sponsorship Deal With Visit North Korea

It has been announced that Visit North Korea have signed a sponsorship deal with National League North outfit Blyth Spartans.

In Wednesday afternoon's 2-2 draw against Spennymoor Town, advertising boards were on show during the game, with the travel agency releasing a statement after many picked up on the images via social media.

"Visit North Korea is pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with English football club Blyth Spartans F.C." a statement on their official website read.

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They went on to express their pride at sponsoring the club, as well hoping they could "help people broaden their horizons and think differently about the world."

"The club, based in Northumbria, near Newcastle Upon Tyne, now hosts a banner for the company in their stadium, known as Croft Park. Links to Visit North Korea will also appear on their website and social media. The announcement was also published in the club's match program on Boxing Day.

"As the game took place, spectators noticed the board quickly and were bewildered by what they saw, it provoked discussion on numerous platforms including both reddit and twitter, where several photos of it were posted:"

Image: TwitterImage: Twitter

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"Although it is certainly, it is unique and unconventional, Visit North Korea is nevertheless proud to be able to help support the great English game at a local level and secure publicity for clubs in the North of England.

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"In the process, by promoting our programs we aim to help people broaden their horizons and think differently about the world.

Many took to social media after pictures emerged online:

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Topics: Football News, Football, Non League

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.