The Football Association, English Soccer’s governing human anatomy, has severed its four-year sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes after just one season.
The FA announced on Thursday so it would be not only cutting short Ladbrokes, worth to its deal some £4 million ($5 million) each year, but additionally will likely be banning all commercial sponsorship deals between betting businesses and the FA now and in the long term.
Ladbrokes will no 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, due to a few player that is high-profile scandals. The attention comes at time when English soccer is getting more included with gambling businesses. (Currently 50 per cent of Premier League teams have a bookmaker or other gambling operations as their sponsor that is uniform.
Most recently, 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.
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