Why do non-Fox athletes on Honda have to run the Fox logo on their team shirts?

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1/17/2018 8:16 AM

How is Cole Seely able to represent Fox while being a Troy Lee athlete? Anyone notice this?Photo

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1/17/2018 8:17 AM

Of course this is no big deal but i'm just wondering your thoughts on this?

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1/17/2018 8:20 AM

Fox is the official Honda HRC clothing sponsor. TLD is his personal sponsor. I agree that it's a weird conflict that you probably would not see in many other sports, but I would imagine it's in his contract that he must wear the official team gear for certain functions.

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1/17/2018 8:20 AM

fox is honda team sponsor.........his honda contract receives precedence over personal rider contracts

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1/17/2018 8:35 AM

It's similar to an NFL player wearing Nike jerseys (NFL deal) and Addidas cleats (personal deal).

Also TLD was the team apparel sponsor for several years. So Canard had to rep TLD team apparel while being a Fly guy.

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1/17/2018 9:06 AM

I don’t know about that but man he’s gotta be thinking along with everyone else, we got smoked by a guy that missed a whole year? We didn’t work hard enough!

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1/17/2018 9:13 AM

Ken found his way around it...TLD was the team apparel sponsor at 2016 MEC...even had the logo on the bike.
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1/17/2018 9:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/17/2018 9:17 AM

tprice07 wrote:

Ken found his way around it...TLD was the team apparel sponsor at 2016 MEC...even had the logo on the bike.
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seely aint roczen............just like RC and Stewart circumvented the "team" apparel deal at PC and Stewart with Monster deal at Kawi

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1/17/2018 9:19 AM

mauidex wrote:

seely aint roczen............just like RC and Stewart circumvented the "team" apparel deal at PC and Stewart with Monster deal at Kawi

No doubt. The little tidbits like this are interesting. The Stewart Monster deal was probably one of the most interesting conflicts.

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1/17/2018 10:29 AM

Not. this. topic. again.

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1/17/2018 11:09 AM

mxbrian15 wrote:

Not. this. topic. again.

Yeah, it's been covered many times before. Welcome to the sport.

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1/17/2018 11:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/17/2018 12:28 PM

I think it's kind of BS that Roczen can cover it up but Seely can't (or maybe he can but chooses not to?)

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1/17/2018 11:42 AM

BEARS!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/17/2018 12:17 PM

Does Cole have to thank both of them when he reaches the podium?

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1/17/2018 12:32 PM

mxbrian15 wrote:

Not. this. topic. again.

GuyB wrote:

Yeah, it's been covered many times before. Welcome to the sport.

I've been a fan and a close follower of the sport since the 1980's and know people that have been national contenders and am friends with a few current lites factory riders and wasn't very aware of the intricate dynamics of apparel sponsorship in the sport. I was interested in learning more about it, and a few of you commented that its been covered before, like how dare anyone ask questions about it. I respect Guy and he's been in the sport for years and is a good photojournalist, but I would think you would be encouraged by people wanting to know more about how the professional side of racing works. I want this sport to grow, and Vital is a place for people, newcomers, to learn, so I think its great that people ask questions about it. (And) to those that say, ' not this again,' why are you even wasting your time posting that, if you're seemingly bored about the topic and that it has been gone over before? That's a real turn off to new fans I would think.

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Douglas E.

1/17/2018 1:08 PM

I think a link to where it has been covered before would help the OP. Hes simply asking a question.

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1/17/2018 1:14 PM

"and Vital is a place for people, newcomers, to learn, so I think its great that people ask questions about it"

You must be new to Vital.

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1/17/2018 1:24 PM

I am sure TLD (or any other personal clothing sponsor that anyone from the Honda team has) are aware of the contract that Fox has with Honda, so therefore have no difficulty with the Fox logo being more prevalent.

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