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Raiders to be sponsored by Huawei

By 30 March 2012 28

The Raiders have announced they’re going to be sponsored by the massive Chinese globocorp Huawei.

Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the club is excited about the new partnership with Huawei and the players were looking forward to running out in the new jerseys displaying the Huawei logo on Monday night, when they take on the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.

“The Canberra Raiders are extremely proud to enter into this partnership with such a large and successful company like Huawei. Mr Furner said. “Huawei is a world leader of information and communications technology and to have them associated with the Raiders is a massive boost for the club and our members.

Huawei was recently banned from participating the the National Broadband Network amidst security fears and the company’s entanglement with the Chinese army.

It is believed they’re launching a PR offensive in Canberra to win hearts and minds, of which the Raiders’ sponsorship is part.

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28 Responses to Raiders to be sponsored by Huawei
#1
switch12:42 pm, 30 Mar 12

Hope the Raiders don’t have access to NBN secrets.

#2
Keijidosha12:48 pm, 30 Mar 12

Huawei was recently banned from participating the the National Broadband Network amidst security fears and the company’s entanglement with the Chinese army.

In related news,the Raider’s new team song will be “YVAN EHT NIOJ”.

#3
New Yeah12:59 pm, 30 Mar 12

Good news for the Raiders. They’ll always be the Woodgers Raiders in my heart, though.

Changing from the Tradies to Huawei certainly represents a change in perspective (ie from uber-local to Sino-global). Instead of meeting the players at the Tradies after the game for a beer will we now chat to them online through something like Sina Weibo?

#4
HenryBG1:01 pm, 30 Mar 12

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

#5
dpm1:34 pm, 30 Mar 12

Is this the same company that were to sponsor the Brumbies, but it fell through..?

#6
Brindabella1:40 pm, 30 Mar 12

Interesting move. If their sponsorship is anything like their E220 wireless modem, it will be a partially working, sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes defunct sponsorship.

Go China!

#7
New Yeah1:41 pm, 30 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

You make no sense.

dpm said :

Is this the same company that were to sponsor the Brumbies, but it fell through..?

Yes.

#8
p11:46 pm, 30 Mar 12

Why is a Pacific Island State of the US sponsoring our football team?

#9
Kerryhemsley1:48 pm, 30 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

I am not a Raiders fan but tis is positive news for the club. Carney was sacked afetr the All Bar incident so your point is not valid.

#10
Grrrr2:01 pm, 30 Mar 12

It’s pronounced WAH-way. Should I put this down to racism, or just plain ignorance?

Huawei’s code may not pose a security risk (IE contain back-doors) but I heard an attempt to get a local security evaluation done was refused, and this had a lot to do with it: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/01/24/cisco_sues_huawei_over_ip/

#11
Me no fry2:13 pm, 30 Mar 12

Keijidosha said :

Huawei was recently banned from participating the the National Broadband Network amidst security fears and the company’s entanglement with the Chinese army.

In related news,the Raider’s new team song will be “YVAN EHT NIOJ”.

Now that’s super-liminal. LT Smash would be impressed.

#12
aidan2:25 pm, 30 Mar 12

Brindabella said :

If their sponsorship is anything like their E220 wireless modem, it will be a partially working, sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes defunct sponsorship.

In my experience the drivers were terrible … should be a perfect fit!

#13
Chop712:53 pm, 30 Mar 12

wow, I hope 2020 is not like their video

#14
Duffbowl4:09 pm, 30 Mar 12

For one, I welcome their sponsorship, and look forward to seeing the local squad of the Third Department, General Staff Headquarters of the Peoples Liberation Army run out onto Canberra Stadium.

In related news, an Indian telco has just purchased the Brisbane A-League license. Only minor changes are expected, with the sound of the teams name staying the same after a minor change in spelling.

#15
Gismondo4:19 pm, 30 Mar 12

I understand that ratings for the Olympics may drop in the future but to the point where even family and friends don’t bother watching. WOW WEE

#16
Little_Green_Bag4:37 pm, 30 Mar 12

Actually the sponsorship by Huawei isn’t all that different from the Tradies sponsorship.

Rather than bowing down to a portrait of Norm Gallagher they’ll be doing the same thing to Chairman Mao’s picture.

I think I’ll pass on the end of year Mad Monday celebrations in Tiananmen Square.

#17
Holden Caulfield4:37 pm, 30 Mar 12

I’d prefer Huayra.

#18
Frustrated4:53 pm, 30 Mar 12

So they can give back their tax-payer funded handouts from the ACT Govt then?

#19
Deref5:32 pm, 30 Mar 12

Frustrated said :

So they can give back their tax-payer funded handouts from the ACT Govt then?

+1

#20
HenryBG8:26 pm, 30 Mar 12

Grrrr said :

It’s pronounced WAH-way. Should I put this down to racism, or just plain ignorance?

/

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

Do you put that down to racism or just ignorance?

#21
spinact9:10 pm, 30 Mar 12

One look at that promo video should have sent them running in the opposite direction

#22
Deckard12:12 am, 31 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

Why is it a joke?

China will be ruling the world in 10 years. May as well get on board now…

#23
Ko.7:40 am, 31 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

#24
Deref9:47 am, 31 Mar 12

Will Alexander Downer be making an appearance in his fishnets?

#25
Thoroughly Smashed1:00 pm, 31 Mar 12

Ko. said :

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

We can’t all be Peter Harvey.

#26
c_c1:58 pm, 31 Mar 12

Ko. said :

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

Most people I have heard say Canberra pronounce it “Cambra”
The funny thing is I’ve also heard a whole bunch of people turn Kiwi Singer Kimbra’s name into “Kimberra”

Must be some reverse psychology thing.

#27
dph2:40 pm, 31 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

I guess when you employ people who think it’s funny to pee on people, getting yourself sponsored by a foreign company called Who-Are-We might seem appropriate.
What a joke.

Actually, this is spot on.

Major buisness’s don’t forget so easily & when a sport has an off-field image & culture problem like Rugby League does, it’s no wonder sponsorship is so difficult to come across.

Cue the usual responses, comparisons the other sports, society’s issues etc…

#28
Merle4:10 pm, 31 Mar 12

c_c said :

Ko. said :

HenryBG said :

Have you heard Chinese people trying to pronounce “Canberra”?

They say it phonetically but without an Australian accent.

Most people from Canberra don’t say Canberra properly.

Most people I have heard say Canberra pronounce it “Cambra”
The funny thing is I’ve also heard a whole bunch of people turn Kiwi Singer Kimbra’s name into “Kimberra”

Must be some reverse psychology thing.

No one pronounces Canberra ‘properly’ because the name Canberra is itself a corruption of an earlier name (Ngambri/Kamberri, depending on who transliterated it and when). Besides, this is the English language we’re talking about – the way something is spelled has very little to do with the way it’s pronounced.

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