Daily Mail

Bet on Watson for hypocrisy


LABOUR Deputy Leader Tom Watson has turned his ire on Premier League football clubs who receive shirt sponsorshi­p from betting companies.

‘The time for warm words is over,’ he writes in a blog post. ‘Either the industry is going to act in good faith, or we will need stricter regulation of gambling advertisin­g — starting with a ban on football shirt sponsorshi­p.’

Watson somehow forgot to mention that Labour has received more than £400,000 from online gambling company Bet365, which advertises heavily during football matches widely watched by youngsters.

Nor did he reveal that he was given four tickets to last year’s Championsh­ip play-off final at Wembley by Sky Betting & Gaming.

The MP for West Bromwich East is always a safe bet when it comes to hypocrisy.

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