Sky Bet criticised for featuring gambling addict Paul Merson in adverts

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Sky Bet has come under fire for using Paul Merson in its adverts despite his well-documented struggles with gambling addiction.

The former England, Arsenal and Portsmouth forward first revealed he was battling alcohol, cocaine and gambling addictions in 1994 while still playing football professionally but recently revealed that he has suffered a relapse of his betting problems.

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