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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-22791288

Bolton Wanderers drop QuickQuid pay-day loan firm sponsor

 

Bolton Wanderers Football Club have dropped plans to be sponsored by pay-day loan company Quickquid after fans protested against the move.

 

The club said it had taken the decision after "feedback" from fans and discussions with "local and national politicians".

 

A petition against the Championship club's two-year sponsorship deal received almost 5,000 signatures.

 

The club will now be sponsored by Bolton-based energy company FibrLec.

 

The team's kit will carry its logo along with the Bolton University logo, as the firm grew from the university.

 

In a statement, the club said: "Whilst we anticipated some negative responses from the initial agreement, we underestimated the adverse reaction to the sector of business in which the sponsor operated".

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Bolton were sponsored by 188Bet last season, is one really that much worse than the other? :dontknow:

 

I don't understand the hypocrisy either really tbh. I suppose rich people would bet but wouldn't go to a short term loan company so the latter must be the one who takes advantage of vulnerable people.

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Bolton were sponsored by 188Bet last season, is one really that much worse than the other? :dontknow:

my thoughts as well, throw in alcohol sponsorship into the mix which pass's without notice by most, theres not all that big a difference.

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Bolton were sponsored by 188Bet last season, is one really that much worse than the other? :dontknow:

my thoughts as well, throw in alcohol sponsorship into the mix which pass's without notice by most, theres not all that big a difference.

not to mention LIBOR riggers sponsoring the league we are in.
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Bolton were sponsored by 188Bet last season, is one really that much worse than the other? :dontknow:

 

I don't understand the hypocrisy either really tbh. I suppose rich people would bet but wouldn't go to a short term loan company so the latter must be the one who takes advantage of vulnerable people.

 

There's quite a big difference.  These scummy loan companies can work for some, particularly in helping people build up some decent credit history, but in many cases they're geared to push people into more and more financial distress.  I don't see the comparison with betting companies, unless you want to see gambling made illegal in this country.  And before you say it, I would like to see ridiculous 1000%+ APR (or whatever) borrowing banned in this country, but part of the fault of their growing prominence needs to be laid at the foot of the more orthodox lending companies and other factors.

 

I know that there are a few people on here who can't see why poor people would choose to borrow £200 before pay day or whatever but that's your problem if you don't get it and I'm not sure why it's still getting peddled as a reason of justification for these horrible companies existing.  "Stupid cunts, being reckless with their own lives/money/choices", it doesn't wash with me in this instance, it reads like a Daily Mail line of thought where the poor being poor is inevitably always their fault.

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The fact that many people have to go to PayDay Loan people shows that something is horribly wrong with our economy.

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I don't really see that wanting the practice to be illegal in this country has much to do with it or not. I don't like gambling, but I wouldn't necessarily want it banned.

 

Alcohol companies exist to get people to buy (read: drink) as much alcohol as they possibly can. Betting companies want everyone to gamble. Wonga want people to take out expensive loans. I guess three wrongs don't make a right, but it seems strange to draw the line here.

 

(Although, like cigarettes, we could ban the advertising of these products without banning the actual things)

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Bolton were sponsored by 188Bet last season, is one really that much worse than the other? :dontknow:

my thoughts as well, throw in alcohol sponsorship into the mix which pass's without notice by most, theres not all that big a difference.

not to mention LIBOR riggers sponsoring the league we are in.

We should limit club shirt sponsorship to companies that always behave in the most advantageous manner for society and then enjoy the fact the football shirts no longer have sponsors.

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Bolton were sponsored by 188Bet last season, is one really that much worse than the other? :dontknow:

my thoughts as well, throw in alcohol sponsorship into the mix which pass's without notice by most, theres not all that big a difference.

not to mention LIBOR riggers sponsoring the league we are in.

We should limit club shirt sponsorship to companies that always behave in the most advantageous manner for society and then enjoy the fact the football shirts no longer have sponsors.

i'm all for that.
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I love a flutter, but the way betting is advertised in football these days is just as bad, if not worse, than having the pay day loans companies. You cannot watch a game these days without constantly being told to "bet now!" or Ray Winstone popping up and telling you to "have bang on this", and you don't have to look beyond this site to see what happens when people get ahead of themselves betting on the footy.

Not to mention that no-one batted an eyelid when smaller clubs had Wonga or similar companies blazoned across their shirts, yet the second we do it everyone's aboard their high-horses marching to the moral high ground.

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