Doc­tors call time on FA’S link to drink

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - EX­CLU­SIVE BY ALAN SELBY

DOC­TORS have ac­cused the Eng­lish FA of an own goal over beer spon­sor­ship deal with the side.

The Bri­tish Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion said the link with Bud Light was likely to spur the young to drink.

Eng­land stars Kyle Walker, Kieran Trip­pier and Ash­ley Young are fronting the ad cam­paign.

The BMA’S Dr Paul Dar­ragh claimed Bud has a “track record” of tar­get­ing young peo­ple.

UK govern­ment al­co­hol tsar Sir Ian Gil­more quit this week over Pub­lic Health Eng­land pro­mot­ing “drink-free days” with a char­ity largely funded by the al­co­hol in­dus­try,.

The FA said: “The Bud­weiser spon­sor­ship re­spects all in­dus­try guide­lines on pro­mo­tion of safe and re­spon­si­ble drink­ing.”

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