Scottish FA will not follow English front of shirt gambling ban


Scotland’s football authorities will not be following the decision by England’s Premier League clubs to withdraw gambling sponsorship from the front of players’ shirts.

The English Premier League ban will come into place by the end of the 2025-26 season.

But the Scottish Professional Football League said that “individual sponsorships are a matter for each club. There are no plans for a league-wide proscription of such deals.”

In a statement it added that: “For many SPFL clubs, sponsorship from gambling companies is a significant source of income which helps to support their business models and enables investment in many of the important community activities which clubs undertake.”

Betting firms have deals with three Scottish Premiership clubs – Celtic with Dafabet, Rangers with 32Red and Unibet and Dundee United with QuinnCasino.

A consultation between the English Premier League, its clubs and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport led to yesterday’a announcement.