The Tripe Marketing Board last night denied rumours that it is in sponsorship talks with a north west football club.
Speaking at a dinner in Liverpool organised by the Friends of the Albert Dock, TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: “There is no truth whatsoever in these rumours. I can confirm that the Tripe Marketing Board was close to securing a deal with a top north west club in 2008 but was outbid by a group from the Middle East. I can state quite categorically that we have no plans to enter the world of football sponsorship at this time."
Sir Norman was visiting Liverpool as the guest of Mr Billy Butler, the popular Radio Merseyside presenter. He took the opportunity to address Mr Butler's audience on the subject of the current revival of interest in tripe and the TMB's recent entry into the world of publishing.
Sir Norman said: "BBC Radio Merseyside gave me a very cool reception yesterday and an even cooler studio, for which I was most grateful on such a searingly hot day."