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FA Charges Huddersfield With Misconduct

English Championship football club Huddersfield Town FC was charged with misconduct by the English Football Association after it was determined that they breached the regulations for kit sponsorship. It turned out that Huddersfield’s Paddy Power logo that the players wear on their shirt is too large.

Paddy Power became the Terriers’ sponsor in July and fans could see their new kit in action in the preseason matches. English Football Association stated that the size of the sponsor name on the shirt breached the FA regulation.

According to FA regulations, the sponsorship placed on the club’s shirt is not allowed to exceed a single area of 200sq cm. Huddersfield Town FC is required to answer the charges until August 16.

Although both Huddersfield and Paddy Power stated that the new logo is just a PR stunt and Huddersfield actual shirt doesn’t carry an oversized brand, they are still required to face the charges.

Paddy Power leads a campaign which calls betting operators to cease sponsoring football clubs. Some clubs like Southend United and Motherwell from Scotland joined this initiative.

The idea is for Paddy Power to pay sponsorship to the club and to leave the club’s shirt blank, without a visible brand.
Despite the entire situation related to Huddersfield’s logo being a stunt, FA is still going to press charges.

Source: https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/huddersfield-faces-fa-charge-over-paddy-power-shirt-branding

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Aleksandar Krstic

Aleksandar Krstic

A bachelor of journalism, he spent most of the time of his ongoing career as a custom content creator. Experienced in reporting and information gathering, after finishing his contract in a local news agency, Aleksandar began writing for clients outside his native country. Fluent in English, he wrote various types of content, his work ranging from affiliate articles to news reports and creative stories. Aleksandar spent most of his time writing extensively on a myriad of topics, including history, science, technology, esports, culture (both traditional and modern) and arts.

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