Inter are set to remove the logo of DigitalBits from their matchday shirts with immediate effect, starting with this weekend’s Serie A match against Lazio.
This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri will join Roma in taking the decision to no longer display the company’s logo in response to nonpayment on their respective main shirt sponsorship agreements.
Inter have been massively impacted by the situation with DigitalBits’s sponsorship of their matchday shirt.
Despite the deal having been worth a massive €85 million in total until the end of June 2026, the Nerazzurri are unlikely to receive much or any of the amounts owed, a situation that has been labelled as an “embarrassment” and “farce” for the club.
Badly affected by broader fluctuations in the cryptocurrency industry, DigitalBits have yet to pay any of the three €8 million installements of the €24 million owed for this season.
The Nerazzurri have been considering legal action in response to the situation, who also have a main shirt sponsorship deal with Roma, whilst it is expected that they will have a new shirt sponsor for the start of next season in any event.
Inter have yet to receive any payment on any of the three €8 million instalments owed by DigitalBits for this season, nor the €1.5 million bonus owed for winning the Coppa Italia last season – taking the total amount owed but not received to €25.5 million.
Roma have already made the decision to finally pull the plug and stop displaying the company’s logo on their matchday shirts starting this weekend, as the Giallorossi are in a similar situation with their sponsorship agreement.
Now, according to Sky, Inter will follow suit, and in tomorrow afternoon’s match against Lazio the Nerazzurri will wear a “blank” shirt without a main sponsor.
This will be the case from now until the rest of the season, with a factor in the decision being the number of extremely high-profile matches that Inter will be playing in the run-in.