The English Football Association Considering Disassociating Itself with Sports Betting and Alcohol Firms

This consideration may come at the end of the current season after the FA has been criticized for its association with Ladbrokes, when Brunley’s Joey Barton last month, was handed an 18-month suspension for breaking gambling regulations. 

 Greg Clarke, the FA Chairman, however, stated that this has nothing to do the with Barton incident and had begun long before.

 Commenting in TheTimes Clarke said: “We are actively considering what our position will be and should be. I have thought about the relationship between betting and football, and alcohol and football, and I raised this at the start of the season. The FA will decide what is appropriate for a governing body and there is a set of tests we would apply. They will be different to what should apply to clubs, as for a governing body they should be higher.”

 

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