An Aberdeen MSP is lending his support to a social media initiative that aims to raise awareness about the relationship between football and betting.
Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart has raised awareness of #CanWeHaveOurBallBack, which hopes to generate conversation about whether betting is taking away fans’ love of football.
Mr Stewart said: “It’s important we bring attention to the growing issue of gambling culture flooding football activity and potentially ruining the enjoyment of it.
“Too many people are placing bets and losing cash, rather than enjoying the sport.
“Sport is enjoyed by all ages, and for children especially we need to protect the integrity of football games and make sure the next generation isn’t tarnished by targeted gambling marketing.”