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European Football Clubs Cancel Deal With Bitci.com Crypto Group

  • Sporting Lisbon and Spezia have both canceled sponsorship
  • Turkish cryptocurrency group has a number of sponsor deals
Sporting Lisbon's forward Pablo Sarabia celebrates after scoring a goal during a match at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on Feb. 6.

Sporting Lisbon's forward Pablo Sarabia celebrates after scoring a goal during a match at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on Feb. 6.

Photographer: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Two European football clubs have terminated their commercial relationships with Bitci.com, the Turkish-based crypto group, according to people with direct knowledge of the decisions.

The move by Sporting Lisbon, the club that unearthed global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, and Italy’s Spezia, follows McLaren Racing’s recent decision to end its sponsor deal with Bitci.