Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil has written to the SFA Chief Executive, Iain Maxwell to clarify the exclusive rights JD Sports have on the sale of Scotland national football team kits.
This issue was brought to Mr MacNeil’s attention after a constituent had tried to purchase a Scotland top in the local sports shop.
Commenting Mr MacNeil said:
“Scotland qualifying for Euro 2021 is a fantastic achievement and it is good news that people are interested in buying the Scotland team kit, but I am disappointed to hear that it is not possible to buy Scotland merchandise in independent shops.
“I have written to Iain Maxwell, Chief Executive of the SFA to clarify why they have given JD Sports exclusive rights to the sale of these goods.
“I know of many Scotland fans in remote areas who would welcome the opportunity to be able to buy official Scotland merchandise in the run up to Christmas and particularly during this period of travel restrictions when people would not wish to or are not allowed to travel to more populous areas where JD Sports Shops tend to be located.
“I have asked Mr Maxwell if allowing independent shops to sell the tops is something the SFA would consider.”