Declan Rice video ordered to be taken down

West Ham’s primary sponsors Betway has been ordered to remove a video from Youtube containing West Ham and England star Declan Rice.

The prank video was ordered to be removed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint was received that the humorous video was essentially an advert which contained a young player under the age of 25.

The betting firm denied the complaint and claimed it was not an advert but the Advertising authority disagreed saying the bookmaker logo and the message to bet responsibly which clearly included within the video.

Advertising rules say marketing communications for gambling must not include a child or a young person (for the purposes of these rules, children are people of 15 and under and young persons are people of 16 or 17). No one who is, or seems to be, under 25 years old may be featured gambling or playing a significant role with the advert.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Declan Rice video ordered to be taken down

  1. What about the moronic advice:

    ” When the fun stops, STOP!”

    Surely, when the fun stops, it is too late to stop!?

  2. Talk about “the nanny state”. Why the arbitrary 25 years old when anyone can legally gamble at 18? Jeez, what’s it coming to? I can’t believe that someone has actually bothered to report it. What a sad b that is. Get a life whoever you are.

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