The clothing company was to be in charge of outerwear for the players of the first men’s football team.
FC Barcelona interact with H&M So that the clothing company was the new sponsor of the outerwear of the players of the first men’s football team, but the commitment of the Swedish brand not to use xinjiang cotton Due to the alleged use of bonded labor, it is the main reason that has stalled negotiations, as the club does not want a conflict with China.
This was reported by the ARA newspaper and confirmed by EFE from sources within the club, who reported that the main fear originated from the Department of Communications and an area of the Hong Kong office. And they assure that the Barcelona unit was transparent with H&M about the main reason, for the time being, they want to stop the deal.
Barra’s official version is that there are no talks about the club closing in with a brand to look after leisure wear and that assets are not a priority at this time as there are other very urgent matters. This sponsorship could mean around 3 million euros per year.
H&M’s statement was published in 2020 and condemned that various civic organizations had propagated the existence of labor camps in the Xinjiang region, located in northeastern China, where citizens of the Uighur Muslim minority were exploited.
Since then, there has been retaliation from China against H&M for this decision, and the Swedish brand currently does not appear on some of the most popular online sales websites in the Asian country and its more than 500 stores are not present in the main geolocator. . .
Barra’s fears are based on the fact that it will have to renew a sponsorship deal with a Chinese company, a maker of electronic products. Opposition, which will contribute almost twice as much money as H&M and which has another sponsor, the insurance company Taiping Life Insurance, which belongs to the Chinese government.