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PostSubject: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Fri Aug 10 2007, 09:37

Spurs stand firm over logos as Government get shirty

Tottenham are refusing to bow to Government pressure over gambling advertising on children's replica shirts.

As part of a new state-approved betting industry code, gambling companies which sponsor football clubs will be asked to remove logos from all kits sold to youngsters.


The code comes into force on 1 September and, although it is voluntary and will not apply to shirts manufactured before that date, Government officials expect to see the ban being adopted before the end of the season.

If not, claim Whitehall sources, all gambling advertising in football could be outlawed. But Spurs, who have an 8.5 million-a-year deal with online casino operator Mansion, say they have no plans to remove the logos either this season or next.

Executive director Paul Barber said: "Most children want to buy a replica shirt that is authentic, we have not had a single complaint from a parent on the issue."

Spurs will argue the new code does not apply to Mansion because its deal was signed before 1 September.

The club has, however, removed Mansion logos from children's merchandise, such as pyjamas and lunch boxes, and also contributed towards research into problem gambling.

Blackburn, Aston Villa and Sunderland also have betting sponsors.
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Fri Aug 10 2007, 12:10

So I take it the government will be scrapping the national lottery !!!!

This sort of thing makes my blood boil.
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Fri Aug 10 2007, 12:16

Muppets the lot of 'em. Glad I'm out of there.
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Fri Aug 10 2007, 12:49

the UK government are right - look what all those years having Holsten on our shirts has done to us!
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Fri Aug 10 2007, 13:56

I'd be glad if they got rid of that bloody great big dirty red square from my boys top - it looks horrid :puke:
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Fri Aug 10 2007, 13:57

yes, agreed. NEVER RED as Sir Bill would say.
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Sat May 31 2008, 08:45

Nanny state ? Not on this issue.

We should increase awareness of the terrible harm gambling can cause. It's no better than tobacco advertising in my book.
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Sat May 31 2008, 09:33

you wanna bet?
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Sat May 31 2008, 09:44

Bet on what?


I can't wait for our contract with Mansion to expire. Good riddance to that red scare ! !!


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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Sat May 31 2008, 09:45

its awful, and the bloody website on there too.
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PostSubject: Re: Another great example of "Nanny State Britain"   Sat May 31 2008, 10:07

Daniel wrote:
you wanna bet?


....sorry, I'm a bit slow ! Laughing
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