Edinburgh Monarchs sponsor denies claims he’ll quit

Border Roofing's logo has adorned Monarchs' bibs this season. Pic: Ron MacNeill
Border Roofing's logo has adorned Monarchs' bibs this season. Pic: Ron MacNeill
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The boss of Edinburgh Monarchs’ team sponsor has rubbished claims that his company is on the brink of quitting the Capital speedway side.

Speculation mounted that Border Roofing’s Eddie McKenna had threatened to walk unless Monarchs cancel an initiative with arch-rivals Glasgow Tigers which allows season-ticket holders of both clubs to gain entry to the other’s matches at half price – except for meetings between the two teams themselves.

But McKenna, who has sponsored many Glasgow Tigers riders in the past, told the Evening News: “It’s not true and I don’t know where these stories are coming from. What Edinburgh do in connection with Glasgow has nothing to do with me and I’m certainly not quitting.

“I’ve got no problem with Edinburgh Speedway and, if I did, I would let everyone know.”

Border Roofing stepped in as Monarchs’ main backers after long-time sponsors Scotwaste dropped out during the winter. And Monarchs confirmed that McKenna paid the agreed sum in full two months before the season started.

Meanwhile, Monarchs have been drawn against Ipswich Witches in the semi-finals of the League Cup with Glasgow facing Sheffield Tigers in the other tie.