A TV advertisement for gaming operator Coral has been banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for putting pressure on players to gamble. 

The advertisement, broadcast on April 16th this year, featured stylised clips of footballers accompanied by a voiceover.

The voiceover stated: "The beautiful game, you can watch it or you can get involved in it with the latest Coral action. So are you a spectator or are you a player? You decide. Coral. Get in on the action."

This prompted two complaints over whether the voiceover implied that only gamblers were true "players", effectively putting pressure on viewers to gamble rather than just watch sport.

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