Piscataway, NJ - Tax write off Sky Blue F.C. announced a GoFundMe to fund their away travel expenses as the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team continued to find a way to not spend any money in 2019.
The Sky Blue GoFundMe stated, “With the 90-ish days of pre-season coming to a close soon, assistance is needed to pay for any away travel that the league is forcing us to participate in. Please help if you can, even if in any small way. Your thoughts and prayers are also much appreciated for the squad and the finance department. We can’t spend any money at all in 2019.”
With only $25 raised through mandatory office contributions, Sky Blue is still $200,000 short of their stated goal to be able to travel to games for the 2019 NWSL season.
Owner and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated, “I’m not going to support these freeloaders. Capitalism is about having the market solve problems and if this team is going to travel then the market is going to have to figure out how to support them. I support women’s soccer. I’ve done many interviews where I’ve said that. Very, very woke on the issue, make sure you let everyone know.”
When asked whether he considered actually funding the team Governor Murphy stated, “I didn’t make money by actually spending it on sports.”
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as the team tries to see whether they can use playing for the team as a work experience for college students in order to hire intern players.