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No surprise really, a sporting authority meddling in team affairs for the sake of it...

Betclic hits out at UEFA shirt ban: 'no legal basis'


BETCLIC chief executive Nicolas BĂ©raud has hit out at UEFA’s refusal to let French football team Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) wear his company’s logo for tonight’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid, saying it has “no legal basis”.


UEFA have banned Lyon from wearing shirts depicting BetClic as their sponsor, a deal they signed many months ago, because the French government are taking as long as physically possible to delay the enactment of local gambling regulations which are supposed to comply with European Union directives.

Rather a big free kick for Bwin, sponsor of Real Madrid, tonight then....

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