ONE of the Channel Islands’ oldest and most famous sporting trophies may have to be renamed because of new anti-smoking regulations.
The Muratti Vase, the prize for the annual football competition between Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney, could be red-carded for good because Muratti is a tobacco product manufacturer.
New draft regulations drawn up by Health call for all tobacco advertising and branding to be banned. The proposals recently received the overwhelming support of Islanders in a consultation exercise.
However, no one had pointed out to Health the effect a ban might have on the Muratti Vase. And a exemption might have to be put into a new law so that the name can remain legal.
• Picture: Winning the Muratti is the pinnacle of CI football achievement, as is clear from this picture of the winning Jersey team from 2003