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Ad for phone-betting app found to have breached advertising standards after featuring Canadian drug cheat next to words ‘putting the roid in Android’

A Sportsbet ad featuring Olympic drug cheat Ben Johnson has been banned by the Advertising Standards Board because it makes light of the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

The Canadian athlete, who was was stripped of the 100m gold medal after testing positive for anabolic steroids at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, stars in the ad for a new Android phone-betting app.

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from Advertising | The Guardian