RBK acting arrogant in Shirt Case
By Håvard Lindheim, 10 April 2004, 22:49
Just as Rosenborg Director of Market Issues Erik Espeseth seemed to take in some of the supporters' views in the case with the new sprangled RBK shirt, Director of Licensed Products Per Jørgensen displays a very arrogant attitude: "Only a very few persons dislike the new suit," Jørgensen claims.
COLOURFUL: RBK is using large parts of the colour pallette for the 2004 shirt...
Photo: Thomas Myren
In virtually no time 250 persons joined the write-your-opinion campaign "I want a nice and clean shirt" here at rbkweb.com. Simultaneously, tensions run high at different discussion fora on the Internet, including here at rbkweb.com and at the fan site kjernen.no.
Director of Market Issues Erik Espeseth has taken notice:
"We will remember the fans' views when we start working on the next new shirt," Espeseth promises, and more or less blames the sponsors for the hotch-potch of colours that is this year's RBK shirt.
"Naturally the shirt would be somewhat 'cleaner' if all our shirt sponsors had accepted their logo in black and white. But from a marketing point of view, the logos undoubtedly shows better when printed in their original colours," the Director told rbkweb.com Tuesday.
Espeseth's colleague at The Hut [RBK's HQ], Per Jørgensen, the responsible for all RBK "Licenced products" (read: supporter merchandise), does not take the critisism from the supporters (read: the customers) seriously.
"Pah, there's just merely a couple of persons in Kjernen [The RBK supporter club] that reacts," Per Jørgensen claims to Trondheim newspaper Adresseavisa.
"Now what I will complain about, is the fact that Kjernen lets anybody write anything at their home pages," Jørgensen continues.
What nerve! What arrogance! Do you really think that you can brush off a constructive debate in this manner, Per!? To claim that just a very few persons care, that is a direct lie. Hundreds of RBK supporters have already voiced their feelings. And we are not alone - support is heard from many instances in Football-Norway.
...and what should ever be the point in mocking Kjernen!?
By the way, rbkweb.com would like to mention that Per Jørgensen is available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org...