I want my club Sheffield United FC to cancel all existing partnerships with gambling companies, to reject future partnerships, and to back The Big Step campaign.
Why is this important?
There are 409 deaths related to gambling every year in England alone and a YouGov study from this year shows that 2.9 million people are either already addicted or at risk of being so, with a further 3.3 million classified as “affected others”. These stark figures show what we already know: gambling harm is not an issue affecting just a small minority, it is severely harming – sometimes killing – many.
To prevent any young fan from experiencing what Jack Ritchie, a young man in the prime of his life and a keen Sheffield United supporter, and so many others did, I'm urging Sheffield United FC to cancel all gambling partnerships, say no to any new offers, and back The Big Step campaign