Anorak | The FA hypocrites are the biggest fans of Wonga

The FA hypocrites are the biggest fans of Wonga

by | 12th, October 2012

IS the Football Association the most craven outfit in the country? The General Secretary of the FA, Alex Horne, reacted to news that Newcastle FC had signed a deal with short-term loan company Wonga by opining:

“The Football Supporters’ Federation of Britain told us in no uncertain terms it’s not appropriate, David Miliband (the Sunderland non-executive vice-president) has told us he does not think it is appropriate. We are talking to the leagues on Friday about it. If you consider it as in the category of things that are inappropriate for children like gambling and alcohol, it feels like it is in that category to me.”

Ah, the lofty FA. Cop a load of its partners that keep its coffers fat:

The England Team
The country’s national teams are sponsored by:

Lead Partner Vauxhall
Supporters: Umbro and Mars
Suppliers: Carlsberg , Lucozade, Nivea and Marks and Spencer

The FA Cup
Lead Partner Budweiser
Supporters: Umbro

Development Areas
Men’s Football Partner Carlsberg
This includes the following 3 competitions :

The FA Carlsberg Vase
The FA Carlsberg Trophy

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