Monday, April 28, 2014
Sponsors CarMax, Kia, State Farm, Virgin America, AQUAhydrate, Red Bull Wave Goodbye To L.A. Clippers Amid Donald Sterling Mess
Sponsors are abandoning the L.A. Clippers in response to racist and misogynistic comments attributed to owner Donald Sterling.
CarMax, Kia, State Farm, Virgin America, AQUAhydrate and Red Bull have severed their relationships with the team.
All of the companies have released statements.
CarMax finds the statements attributed to the Clippers’ owner completely unacceptable. These views directly conflict with CarMax’s culture of respect for all individuals. While we have been a proud Clippers sponsor for 9 years and support the team, fans and community, these statements necessitate that CarMax end its sponsorship
While we continue to support the fans and the players, Virgin America has made thd decision to end its sponsorship with the L.A. Clippers.