Douglas Park is likely to be hit with a fine for breaking strict French regulations on the advertising of gambling.
Twice in the space of three days Park’s club played in France with the logo of 32 Red across the front of the new look Castore kit.
Gambling and alcohol related advertising through sport has been banned in France for some time with Celtic forced to play in kit without the brands of Dafabet or Magners.
No explanation has been given for flouting the advertising laws with production issues at Castore the most likely reason.
Genuine question: both Celtic and Rangers have gambling companies as shirt sponsors, where it is against French Law to do so.
Unlike Celtic, Rangers didn’t change their shirt – is this because technically their kit has a “Gamble Aware” message underneath the 32Red slogan? pic.twitter.com/7v82qzpaA5
— David Childs (@DavidChilds) July 16, 2020
Fans were able to pre-order the home shirt which will be available from August 1 but after two days of online ordering fans can only register their email on the Castore website for details of a fresh batch. House of Fraser and Sports Direct have also ditched their pre-order option.
After attempting to explain that they have no connection to Mike Ashley and Sports Direct the Castore pioneers of Tom and Phil Beahon have kept a low profile.