BOSTON - New England Revolution fan Dominic Marciano admitted that he was shocked to find that the NFL ownership group of the new Atlanta United franchise was giving equal billing the nascent soccer team.
"I always thought there was a law that you couldn't do advertising, promotions and give your soccer team equal billing if you own an NFL franchise," stated Marciano to The Nutmeg News on Tuesday morning. "I'm just baffled by this decision by Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons."
Reportedly, Marciano only has his direct experience as a guide to what teams do, but he adamantly thought there was a rule in place that would prevent Robert Kraft from spending money advertising and creating an equitable atmosphere around the Revolution.
"I've been a fan for about 11 years, and I never actually thought it was possible for NFL ownership to care about soccer. I always accepted that soccer fans were just second place to big business, but this Atlanta United deal seems to show that it might be possible to create a mutually beneficial synchronous branding and advertising campaign between both sports enterprises. I am shocked."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Marciano realizes that maybe some people don't view soccer as a second tier enterprise.