England captain Harry Kane criticised for appearing in controversial advert

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Football and betting have gone hand in hand when it comes to sponsorships for many years now, however controversial the partnerships may be.

However, there are rules on what you can and cannot do as a footballer. For example, Everton’s Yerry Mina has been charged by the FA for appearing in a Colombian betting advert this week (BBC).

The FA does not allow individual players to appear in betting ads, although clubs may strike up deals and sell the rights to players’ image rights that way.

This is how some people in Kenya will now be able to walk down the street and see billboards featuring Harry Kane, Victor Wanyama, Toby Alderweireld, and Dele Alli next to betting advertisements (Daily Mail).

Spurs have partnered with 1XBET in Kenya, despite the fact that the company has had its licence suspended in the country.

One Kenyan government minister has also linked a surge in youth gambling with a rise in suicide rates among the younger population.

The Daily Mail have therefore questioned whether a figure such as England captain Harry Kane should be appearing in such adverts.

What do you think? Should Spurs pull out of the partnership?

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