Lazio are one of the very few teams in the world of football to sport a pristine shirt. Since the start of the Lotito era, the biancocelesti have generally not had a title sponsor on their shirts, but that was set to change when Claudio Lotito managed to find a deal with sports betting outfit Marathonbet for €7 million per year.
However a new bill introduced recently by the Italian government known as the Dignity Decree includes provisions to ban betting sponsorship in professional sports. Lotito is said to be trying to get the sponsorship deal in place before the law officially takes effect, but time is quickly running out. If he manages to, the deal, originally worth a reported €21 million over 3 years, would be reduced to a 1 year deal and end at the end of the 2018-19 season.
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