Calling on the Villa family: help put an end to football’s addiction to gambling

Our Premier League opener against Sheffield United this evening will be a big moment for me – and not just for what happens on the pitch.

This will be the first time in my recovery from gambling addiction that I will be watching the club I love play a league match without a gambling sponsor on the front of our shirt.

This is also the first season I can enjoy as an adult without being plagued by an illness that drove me to within a hair’s breadth of taking my own life.

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