Tag Archives: morality clauses

Mario Balotelli’s £1 Million Good Behaviour Bonus

Football Leaks, the football whistleblowing site, in conjunction with the Sunday Times, has released the results of an extensive investigation that, amongst other things, reveals a ‘good behaviour’ clause in Mario Balotelli’s 2014 Liverpool FC contract. The clause is reported to read: “If during each season of the term of this contract the player is … Continue Reading

One tweet, one Mexican racing driver and 20,000 pairs of sunglasses: Morality clauses in the spotlight again

Sports Shorts recently wrote about morality clauses in the context of Sharapova and Head, asking whether we are seeing a shift in sponsors’ attitudes.  Last week, in the wake of a Trump electoral victory, morality clauses were once again brought into focus when Mexican racing driver Sergio Pérez announced on Twitter that he was severing … Continue Reading

Sharapova and Head: are we seeing a shift in sponsors’ attitudes towards morals clauses?

Earlier this month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) published its decision in the case of Maria Sharapova in her appeal against a 24-month ban imposed by an Independent Tribunal following a positive test for the prohibited substance meldonium. The CAS reduced Sharapova’s ban from 24 months to 15 months (she will be free … Continue Reading