More Tweet Trouble for Rooney and Nike? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 5th, 2013 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, internet, news, sport by sally

“A tweet by ‘Wayne Rooney’ landed Nike in front of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) again last month, following a complaint by a user of Twitter that the tweet was not obviously identifiable as a marketing communication and was therefore in breach of the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) Code 2.1, 2.3 and 2.4. The ASA’s decision on this tweet is interesting in light of its previous decision in a similar case involving Nike and Mr Rooney, and is worthy of note for any lawyers involved in advising sports teams and players on devising social media policies and/or regulating their social media use on a personal level.”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 5th November 2013