Geelong Advertiser

McFooty deal hard to digest


A PARENTS group has slammed the AFL for brokering a sponsorshi­p deal with McDonald’s.

Dimity Gannon, campaign manager for The Parents’ Jury, says parents think it is socially irresponsi­ble for sporting organisati­ons to be partnering with fast-food companies.

“On one hand we’re encouragin­g children to live a healthy and active lifestyle and on the other hand we’re allowing them to be surrounded by junk food,” Ms Gannon said.

The AFL announced yesterday that McDonald’s will be the naming rights sponsor for the AFL 9s, a version of the game aimed mostly at children.

McDonald’s CEO Andrew Gregory said he rejects the idea that the company shouldn’t be allowed to support organisati­ons such as the AFL.

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