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A-League drops ball on anti-alcohol sponsorship stance

The A-League has dropped a ban on clubs being sponsored by alcohol brands, prompting accusations from health experts that it is more interested in money than principles.

Football Federation Australia had banned clubs from signing sponsorship deals that conflicted with its support from the Australian National Preventive Health Agency. But when the Abbott government stripped the agency of funding in the May budget clubs were freed up to fill the gap with companies that were previously barred.



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