Recently, Olympique Lyonnais is sponsored by the group of gambling BetClick. But as you know, opening the market for gambling has been accepted, certainly, but it is not yet implemented. It will be only from the month of June 2010. But Lyon did not hear it that way here, and trying to force their way to show their sponsor.
Following the match against Lille, where BetClick was displayed on their jerseys, the president of the Ligue de Football Professionnel point fingers Jean-Michel Aulas and reminded him to respect the rules. Lyon’s soccer team, following his offense, is obliged to pay a “contravention” of 30,000 euros.
Olympique Lyonnais is not his first refusal with respect to the display of his sponsor BetClick. During a match in Belgium, the sponsor was seeing, which has led to the fury of the Centre for Research and Information Belgium.
Frederic Thiriez, president of the Professional Football League has been supported by many people following his effective and strict management team Lyon. The opening of the market for gambling must be respected by all and sanctions must be exemplary.
During the year 2009, problems had already taken place and the budget minister Eric Woerth, had to take the case to stop the broadcasts for sites gambling. Despite letters and the various sanctions envisaged, we have seen no change in this area. The publicity site of paris online is inconspicuous but always present.
We must expect a big change from a commercial point of view. This will be done at the same time as the Football World Cup in the month of June 2010. On one level television, private channels are highly coveted by groups of paris sportsman, TF1 has already established many partnerships and M6 is full dialogue with numerous groups.