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FA Ends £16M Ladbrokes Sponsorship Over Conflict Of Interest

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

The FA will "end its sponsorship deal with betting partner Ladbrokes after deciding it is inappropriate to have commercial relationships with gambling companies," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. Confirmation of the decision to end the sponsorship deal comes "12 months into a four-ye...

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