Football Association to consider cutting ties with bookmakers

11 May 2017

Football AssociationIn wake of the recent Joey Barton controversy, the English Football Association is currently debating the idea of cutting ties with online sports betting and alcohol firms.

The FA may not have confirmed these allegations officially, however, trustworthy sources are claiming that the "break up" should take place at the end of the season. According to Football Association chairman, Greg Clark, the Barton incident has nothing to do with this consideration, as the idea was first put up at the start of the season.

In a recent interview to the Times he stated that:  “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. I asked for the management team to produce a report on what our position should be on a number of things, and gambling and alcohol were among those things. The FA will decide what is appropriate for a governing body, and there is a set of tests we would apply, and they will be different to what should apply to clubs as for a governing body they should be higher.

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