Junior Team Regular
Jul 9, 2019, 12:09 AM
Team(s): Sheffield FC
I have to say that my heart sank today at hearing the news that a betting company have taken sponsorship of the level of football I enjoy most. Yes, I know betting is legal, its part of our culture, and a lot of people do enjoy it etc, etc, but as someone who has experienced a suicide in my own family as a direct consequence of gambling addiction which started with fairly casual gambling on football at the age of 18, it's really feels hard to take. As well as this, it is just the sheer pervasiveness of gambling around football, it just seems so aggressive, though I'm willing to accept that my sensitivities have been heightened through personal experience. I'm afraid I wont be going to any games in this League next season, I guess it's an opportunity to look for another team at a different level. New chapter and all that.
(This post was edited by Tintin on Jul 9, 2019, 12:16 AM)