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Move to block sale of football team names

Stirling Albion and a meerkat
The supporters trust say the club could be called the Stirling Albion Meerkats

The Scottish Football Association is expected to block moves to sell the naming rights for football teams.

The plan has been put forward by Stirling Albion supporters who say they have been in discussions with Compare the Market.com.

It could see the second division team playing as the Stirling Albion Meerkats.

The club is said to be about £1.5m in debt and has survived two winding-up orders in recent months.

The supporters trust wants to buy the club and sell its naming rights for £50,000 a year.

Stirling consider sellling naming rights

It says discussions with Compare the Market.com have already taken place.

However, the SFA is likely to throw out the plan.

A spokesman said: "Any proposed change of name would require to be submitted to the board for consideration and approval.

"Given that a name change for commercial purposes would have huge implications, the integrity of the game would be paramount in any decision-making process."



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