The Football Association, English Soccer’s regulating human anatomy, has severed its sponsorship that is four-year deal Ladbrokes after only one season.
The FA announced on Thursday it would be not only cutting short its cope with Ladbrokes, worth some £4 million ($5 million) per year, but additionally are going to be banning all commercial sponsorship deals between betting businesses and the FA now and in the long run.
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, as a result of a few player that is high-profile scandals. The attention comes at a right time when English soccer is getting more included with wagering businesses. (Currently 50 percent 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 18-month suspension after 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 clear conflict of interest as it pertains to gambling.
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