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Football obviously has a doping problem

2 March 2024

5:25 PM

2 March 2024

5:25 PM

For an astonishing length of time the attitude of football authorities to the prospect of widespread doping at the sport’s highest levels seemed best summed up in a 2017 tweet by the often spectacularly dim-seeming Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

‘Doping is not really an issue in football. Doping doesn’t help players play better.

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