Premier League clubs to discuss the ban of shirt sponsorship
Premier League has agreed to ban the sponsorship of shirts by betting brands, only if some conditions are met.
Throughout this month, the teams were being pressured to stop the shirt sponsoring but thanks to the current events in the government, the League has more time now. By the end of this month the top twenty clubs of the Premier League are going to have a meeting to discuss the matter.
All this time, the offer received both positive and negative opinions on the voluntary ban, but the sources say that the offer by the government will be accepted.
This requires the backing of fourteen teams, especially the big 6: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Though none of the teams mentioned above have gambling companies as their shirt sponsor, the other seven top clubs are doing so, while Nottingham Forest and Fulham still need to confirm the deals.
In addition, it is expected that the teams are going to insist on keeping the sleeve sponsorship and a three-season transition period.
No matter what the results of next week’s discussion are going to be, it is more likely the decision will not be accepted until the situation in the UK government is more stable.