It’s a lovely sunny weekend and the Wimbledon final is on, so I thought it was a good moment to re-publish my Rafa Nadal post.
With Rafa Nadal’s recent endorsement of online gambling, it left me pondering what responsibility, if any, he has to his fans to explain his rationale behind doing these adverts.
I think gambling is a dubious thing to be allowed free rein on our high streets (with the increase in betting shops) and TV screens. It seems that every 5 minutes Shane Warne, Ray Winstone and now Rafa are shoving the merits of gambling down our throats. They make it look attractive and appealing when the reality is somewhat different, which strikes me as particularly repugnant. For those who suffer from or know people who suffer from gambling addiction and all the associated problems that come with it (family breakups and depression etc,) this depiction of gambling must be particularly galling.
All these thoughts have been rolling round my head, so I thought the most logical way to explore this topic was to imagine a…
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