Sportsbet backs down over ad


Betting agency Sportsbet agreed to remove a controversial ad painted on a field near Melbourne airport under threat of legal action by the Victoria state government, which owns the land involved. The ad, to promote a rugby series between the Australian Wallabies squad and the British Lions, showed a wallabie apparently sodomizing a lion. Sportsbet said it will cost A$20,000 ($18,500) to paint over the ad.