Tobacco sponsors may support snooker abroad
Cigarette firms may be considering sponsoring snooker tournaments abroad to get round the BBC’s new advertising curbs, it emerged yesterday. They could pull out of Britain because the restrictions would cut the air time given to their brand colours, sources said.
The BBC is tied by the advertising rules of the countries in which events are filmed. This weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, for example, will be screened complete with advertisements for Marlborough and John Player cigarettes on sponsored cars.
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