FA terminates bookies sponsorship deal

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London (AFP) – Leading English bookmaker Ladbrokes saw their four-year sponsorship deal with the English Football Association (FA) terminated after just a year on Thursday.

FA Chairman Greg Clarke thinks it is incompatible for his body to preach about enforcing severe anti-gambling laws - no player, coach or indeed club staff are allowed to place a bet even on matches not concerning their own teams - whilst accepting money from a bookmaker.

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