Mike Tyson's cannabis company is in talks to sponsor English Premier League side Everton FC, its CEO says
Mike Tyson's cannabis company is in talks with English Premier League team Everton to sponsor its shirt, CEO Alki David told Insider this week.
Swissx, which is owned by Tyson and billionaire Alki David, is one of the world's leading producers of cannabidiol (CBD) products.
Swissx had previously wanted to acquire the naming rights to FC Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium, which are up for sale to raise money for coronavirus aide, however a deal was not reached.
Speaking with Insider, David, 51, said: "I'm not walking away from Barca, I'm keeping the door wide open. But we are now engaged with Everton to take over their shirt. The front of their shirt. "They contacted me and have already offered designs with the whole Swissx logo in blue, which I'm not crazy about, but it will look nice."
David added: "When I first came to England, everybody was supporting Man United and Liverpool, and everybody was red. Being contrary, I liked blue and I liked the logo so randomly I selected Everton to support. So it's sort of a mystical come around."
Everton is currently sponsored by Sportpesa, however will have a new sponsor next season after agreeing to cut short its contract with the betting firm in February, according to The Telegraph.
Should Everton partner with Swissx, it would be the first club in Premier League history to have a cannabis-based product as its shirt sponsor. Everton did not reply to Insider's request for comment on the possible deal.