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Yet again the worlds of sport and politics have collided, this time in the form of social law deciding the location of next year's Super Bowl.

It was reported on Wednesday that despite many words of anger and protest, the NFL will not pull Super Bowl XLIX from the University of Arizona stadium due to a political U-turn.

Senate Bill 1062 was vetoed by the governor of Arizona Jan Brewer after facing much opposition from NFL officials and fans alike.

The bill which stated that business owners would be able to refuse service to anyone based on their religious beliefs would certainly have caused problems to travelling fans at next years Super Bowl.

The bill could have not only caused, but also justified discrimination against members of the LGBT community.

In a time when homosexuality is more accepted than ever, passing the bill into law could have been viewed a big backwards step for American society.

It faced opposition from both the NFL and MLB and lead to rumors that the NFL would pull the Super Bowl out of Arizona- not for the first time, had it been passed.

It is just another example of sport and politics colliding over a major sporting event, it certainly isn't the first time and it won't be the last.

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