AS Roma To Cancel Kappa Contract Over 'Serious Defects'
AS Roma claimed is has discovered "serious defects" in the gear provided by kit manufacturer Kappa, according to Brooks Peck of YAHOO! SPORTS. Kappa parent company BasicNet has responded by suing the club for "making up excuses to wiggle out" of its deal. In a statement Roma said, "A.S. Roma S.p.A. board of directors has decided to cancel the contract with the technical sponsor with immediate effect due to BASIC ITALIA's non-performance of contractual obligations." Despite being "seriously defective," Roma will still wear the Kappa kits until the end of the season. The president of BasicNet has been "unamused by this development" and responded by issuing the following statement: "For over a year the Americans now in charge of Roma have declared their intention to terminate the contract with us. The reasons they gave with regards to the quality of material are nothing more than excuses which will be torn apart by the judges" (YAHOO! SPORTS, 11/25).