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Sutton United Denies Censoring Fans Who Oppose Sun Sponsorship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 21 / 17

National League side Sutton United "denied accusations" it "censored a group of supporters from a club forum after they voiced their opposition to the Sun's sponsorship" of the club's FA Cup tie against Arsenal on Monday night, according to Ed Aarons of the London GUARDIAN. Last week, Sutton announ...

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