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West Ham United's new shirt sponsor, after the collapse travel agency XL, is the online sports betting service SBOBET. That means winger Matthew
, who racked up $1.2 million in gambling debts, will be sporting a jersey encouraging others to test their bad luck.
The Irish Times' Mary Hannigan points out that West Ham
advanced Etherington $454,386 to start paying off debts after he reportedly received death threats. Etherington underwent treatment for gambling addiction.