One of the biggest games in world football returns on Sunday night as Real Madrid and Barcelona take part in the 180th La Liga meeting between the two.
There are only 13 games to go and the huge clash at the Bernabeu on Sunday night is likely to be a good indicator of who will lift the title and the end of this season.
No repeat of stalemate
Barcelona and Real Madrid played out an uneventful goalless draw in December with both teams desperate to give nothing away as they sat level on points at the top of the table.
A lot has changed since then and Barcelona head to the Spanish capital with a two-point lead at the top of La Liga and we can see both teams getting on the scoresheet.
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has reached out to representatives of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), calling for a ban on gambling adverts during live broadcasts of gaelic football and hurling.
The players’ body has called for a ban to be written into GAA rules, with a motion currently prepared for GAA Congress this weekend. If successful, the proposal will then be discussed by the GAA Central Council.
It comes in response to the Economic and Social Research Institute Report published at the end of 2019, in which 80% of respondents believed teammates engage in gambling on either a daily or a weekly basis.
Paul Flynn, GPA CEO, commented: “It was clear from the ESRI Report that gambling is an issue that concerns inter-county players. The ESRI Reports, the GPA Student Report and other membership surveys allow us to listen to the voice of players and act accordingly.
“This information informs us of their views on issues of great importance to them and their playing experiences. This guides our policy developments and strategy initiatives.
“Both the GAA and the GPA have long been leaders in this area and we’ll now work with Central Council to take another big step towards removing the link between gambling and our games.”
In a statement on its website, the GPA confirmed that its representative Seamus Hickey would be campaigning for the development of a formal policy which would prohibit gambling advertising during live broadcasts of the two sports.
If the proposal
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