How Premier League Package Sponsors “Facilitate Unlawful Playing” – The Athletic


In July 2019, the Wolves beat Newcastle 4-0 in a friendly in the Chinese city of Nanjing. It was the same day Steve Bruce was named Newcastle’s head coach, but there was one more reason the game was remarkable . Both players wore specially fitted shirts to avoid the awkward situation of breaking local laws.

Ads for Asian gambling companies appeared in the usual Wolves and Newcastle jerseys. You are not alone, the Premier League is full of them. However, hiding is an uncomfortable fact: the Chinese government does not allow gambling.

For this reason, Newcastle replaced Fun88 for the game in Nanjing with the National Sports app, which fans said had a logo that was remarkably similar to that of the Sports Direct company owned by Mike Ashley. Wolves dropped ManBetX for Fosun, the Chinese conglomerate that owns the club.

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