Premier League should give betting sponsorship the boot | Letter

06 February 2020 05:59
The Premier League needs to wake up to the fact the public are tired of the constant gamblification of the beautiful game, writes Alan Smith, the bishop of St AlbansRichard Masters’ attempt to defend the presence of gambling company logos on football shirts (New Premier League chief says betting sponsorship will continue, 5 February) is nothing less than an own goal. It is hopelessly out of touch with grassroots supporters of football and the general public, who have had enough of unprecedented gambling adverts.Even the gambling industry is thinking again after GVC boss Kenny Alexander admitted the public feel bombarded by ads like pitch-side banners and logos on shirts. In my own patch, Luton Town FC has taken a principled stance, always resisting gambling money because they see themselves as a family club and core to the community. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian