Not being a gambler I am uneasy about the huge involvement of betting companies in the game. Gee nice to know 32Red are investing in mental health in Derby.
However until sports advertising is banned in the same way tobacco companies were around 2003, you might as well embrace it if they are prepared to subsidise Rooney’s wages. The amount involved might be large for a Championship club, but it’s peanuts compared to the obscene amounts of money awash in the Prem. I’m sure our rivals are green with envy that Mel and his team pulled this off. Not just that but 32Red are the only company that have a shirt number in their name. Genius!