Time for AFL to ban alcohol sponsorship

Fairfax media reports that Michael Carr-Clegg, psychologist, wants alchohol sponsorships in the AFL to end.

“I upset everybody at that forum by suggesting the greatest hypocrisy is with the AFL who continue to accept alcohol advertising, which does far more damage than all of these drugs put together. If they really want to get serious about drugs and alcohol, they would sever that sponsorship deal tomorrow,” he said.

“At that meeting, I was the first speaker … but every single health representative who got up after me, including John Rogerson from the Australian Drug Foundation, repeated my plea. It just fell on deaf ears. I think the AFL speaks with a forked tongue on this. If they really want to have credibility, certainly among the psychologists of Australia, do something about the alcohol advertising and do something now.”

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