https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...ton-banned-football-18-months-betting-burnley Author: Paul McInnes Hello Mods, Not sure if this topic goes in the media, the Home and Away section or pitchside, please could you move it to the relevent section thanks. However its discussion as well, about the pressures of footballers and their addictions, whether it be alcoholism, drug abuse and gambling. In this case, it is about Joey Barton's 18 month ban from all footballing activities due to his 10 year gambling addiction, effectively ending his football career. Also, aren't Betting companies adverts on all our stadia pitches billboards and are part of the sponsorship deals, with their logos on various football club shirts including LFC? Why does the F.A not address Football's dependence on Gambling industry? Can Football use other sponsorships and avoid using Gambling companies all together? Any thoughts ladies and gents? I feel it is a little harsh on Joey Barton tbh. I felt he was made an harsh example of because of his past reputation. The F.A are hardly the bastions of honest football themselves with some of the strange and unethical decisions they have made in the past.