The Football Association, English Soccer’s regulating human body, has severed its four-year sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes after only one season.
The FA announced on Thursday that it would be not just cutting short its cope with Ladbrokes, worth some £4 million ($5 million) each year, but additionally is going to be banning all commercial sponsorship deals between betting businesses and the FA now and in the long run.
Ladbrokes will no much longer be the state bookie of the FA, as English soccer’s governing body reassesses popular betting shops to its relationship.
The relationship involving the FA and gambling has come under increased scrutiny, as a result of several player that is high-profile scandals. The attention comes at time when English soccer gets more included with wagering businesses. (Currently 50 percent of Premier League teams have bookmaker or other gambling operations as their uniform sponsor.)
Lately, Burnley player Joey Barton was handed a suspension that is 18-month he admitted to putting 1,260 bets on soccer matches since 2004. At 34-years-old, the midfielder says the ban on all activities related to soccer will end his career effectively.
Barton publicly criticized the FA on social media for failing to acknowledge its conflict that is clear of when it comes to gambling.
‘If the FA is really seriously interested in tackling the culture of gambling in football, it needs to appear (suite…)