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how comes no one is mentioning the football fixing stings? is it because the players are 'black'?

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how comes no one is mentioning the football fixing stings? is it because the players are 'black'?

 

Maybe they like you don't make topics?

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DJ Campbell smh

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fucking hell how can they all be black pmsl

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Sodje seemed like he was gassing tbh.

 

Peak for Montano he's young still. Lucky he never got that yellow as well.

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Someone split this... On my phone.

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I know the sodje brothers cousin I fully believe they are corrupt to the core.

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Police have now arrested six people in connection with a second investigation into football spot-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game in return for cash.

 

The National Crime Agency (NCA) acted after ex-Premier League footballer Sam Sodje was filmed bragging that he can arrange for professional footballers to get yellow cards or even sent off in return for cash.

 

The Sun on Sunday handed over information on Sodje, gathered over a period of four months by an undercover reporter posing as a middleman for a betting syndicate based in the Far East.

 

In the video, 34-year-old Nigerian defender Sodje brags that he can arrange for a player to get themselves booked for a £30,000 pay-out, and that he could guarantee certain events in play in return for money.

 

Fraudsters can capitalise on this through in-game betting, where they put large bets on incidents like red and yellow cards, penalties and even corner kicks.

 

In the video recorded by an undercover reporter from the Sun on Sunday , Sodje claimed he fixed it for an ex-Premier League player, who now plays in the Championship, to get a yellow card and can even organise similar such events in Premier League games - for a much greater price because of the huge fines for players at that level.

 

Sodje, who played for Portsmouth and also in the top flight at Reading, even said he was preparing to fix matches at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

 

An NCA spokeswoman said: 'An active NCA investigation is now underway and we are working closely with the Football Association and the Gambling Commission.

 

'Six people are in custody and are being questioned by NCA officers. We cannot comment further at this stage.'

 

In the Sun on Sunday footage, Sodje said it was child's play for a player to get a yellow card, as they are so common no one suspects anything is amiss and the player can continue playing afterwards.

 

He said: 'This guy came to meet me at my house and it was sorted. That's how easy it is - it's nothing.'

 

 

Sodje and his brother Stephen claimed they could even get players sent off - an event which can cripple a team's chances in a game - for between £50,000 and £70,000.

 

He said he could set up a bet an entire week before a game, while his brother warned the reporter not to pay one player rumoured to be involved in fixing matches because the sportsman was already under scrutiny.

 

Sodje spoke of a meeting a Premiership player in a Manchester hotel room, as well as at the home of another to discuss a potential fix.

 

The footage also shows him admitting punching an opponent in the groin to get sent off for a £70,000 pay-out.

 

While playing for Portsmouth, Sodje punched Oldham Athletic's Jose Baxter twice in the game, which took place in February.

 

Sodje also boasted that having pocketed £70,000 from the gambling ring, even after his £10,000 fine he was still £60,000 better off.

 

He said: 'Do you know how much I got fined? I got fined ten grand and I missed six games.'

 

He said he had to launch the bizarre attack, which his then-manager at Portsmouth, Guy Whittingham, described as 'inexcusable', as the referee had not been booking him for tackling.

 

Spotting his chance after a tackle by Baxter, Sodje ran up to his opponent and punched him in the crotch - to the shock of spectators.

 

The reporters also claim to have met with Cristian Montano, who was alledgedly supposed to get booked in a game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first half - but failed.

 

The 21-year-old Colombian reportedly claims he was 'hacking' opposition players and even swore at the ref but did not get carded, offering to fix another game to make amends.

 

Sodje had called former Notts County teammate Montano to a hotel to explain himself.

 

The fixer showed the reporter text messages from Montano explaining that he had dived for penalties and pulled other players' shirts, only to receive just one booking - for a clean tackle.

 

Montano's current club Oldham Athletic said in a statement: 'Oldham Athletic Football Club has been made aware of the incident and allegation surrounding one of its players, Cristian Montano. The club will commence an immediate internal investigation to establish all the relevant facts of the case.

 

'The club is co-operating with other agencies in this matter and cannot comment on specific facts at this stage. The club will not be issuing any further statements at this time.'

 

In the video, Sodje also claimed that another of his brother's Akpo, 33, who plays for Tranmere Rovers in League One, would get booked in each of his next six games in exchange for cash.

 

He said that the brothers were trying to prepare for a life after football.

 

Portsmouth FC spokesman Colin Farmery said: 'If these serious allegations are true then we are extremely shocked and saddened by them, as match-fixing of any type goes to the heart of the integrity of the game.

 

'The player in question no longer plays for the club and we have not been contacted by the authorities, but of course we would cooperate fully with any inquiry.'

 

It is thought that illegal betting syndicates are worth £320billion worldwide, with the practice on the rise because of the growing popularity of gambling during games, and the ease of in-play betting.

 

A large proportion of the money is generated in Asia, where gambling is largely unregulated, as opposed to Europe.

 

Speaking about the latest reports, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said: 'We treat any allegations of criminal activity in our competitions with the utmost seriousness.

 

'Given that there is an ongoing police investigation into this matter, we cannot comment further at this time. Although, we would encourage anyone with any evidence to report it to the police.

 

'We will be giving our full assistance to the police during their investigation.'

 

A spokesman from the Football Association said: 'The FA is aware of the National Crime Agency investigation and is working closely with the NCA and other authorities. We will make no further comment at this time.'

 

A Gambling Commission spokesman said: 'The Gambling Commission has responded quickly in supporting this ongoing National Crime Agency investigation and continues to liaise with both the NCA and the Football Association.'

 

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) said in a statement: 'These allegations, if proven, unfortunately demonstrate the real issue football faces in terms of corruption and highlights the necessity of the work carried out by the PFA and other stakeholders in the game in educating players of these risks.

 

'We take the issue of integrity very seriously and will continue in our efforts to eradicate this evil from our game.

 

'In terms of these specific reports, due to the ongoing investigation by the National Crime Agency, we are unable to comment further at this time.'

 

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Two footballers have been charged with fraud as part of an ongoing police investigation into alleged match fixing.

 

Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, were among seven members of an alleged betting syndicate arrested on suspicion of fixing games last month.

 

They are accused of conspiring to defraud bookmakers by placing bets and then influencing the outcome of football matches.

 
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Michael Boateng, left, and Hakeem Adelakun, right, are the footballers charged with fraud in connection with match fixing allegations

 

The pair, who both play for Brighton-based Conference South team Whitehawk FC, were charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law, the National Crime Agency confirmed today.

 

Boateng, a defender who joined Whitehawk in the summer following spells with Newport County, Bristol Rovers and Sutton United, and Adelakun, who has previously played for Crystal Palace and Carshalton, were both bailed.

 

They will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court next week.

 

An NCA spokesman said: 'The Crown Prosecution Service’s Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges.'

 

Boateng and Adelakun are the third and fourth men to be charged with the same offence following their arrests last week.

 
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Allegations: Former Bolton striker Delroy Facey, pictured, was reportedly one of the men arrested last week

 

Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, 43, appeared at Cannock Magistrates' Court and were remanded in custody.

 

Three other men have been bailed pending further enquiries.

 

The group were initially arrested following an investigation by the Telegraph newspaper.

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Blackburn striker DJ Campbell is the biggest name yet to be arrested in the match-fixing scandal that has rocked English football.

 

Blackburn confirmed on Monday that 32-year-old Campbell, who has played in the Premier League with Birmingham, Blackpool and QPR, is one of six men arrested. Five of the six - including Campbell - have been bailed until April next year.

 

A club statement read: 'Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested. The club will be making no further comment on what is now an ongoing legal matter.'

 

According to The Sun, part of the investigation is focusing on Campbell's booking for a tackle on Ipswich's Aaron Cresswell in the Championship match last Tuesday.

 

Campbell was shown a yellow card for the tackle by referee Fred Graham in the match that Ipswich won 3-1 at Portman Road.

 

Five of the men arrested are footballers - Campbell, Oldham striker Christian Montano, 21, Tranmere defender Ian Goodison, 41, Sam Sodje, 34, and his brother Akpo, 33, who also plays for Tranmere.

 

And a PFA statement read: 'The PFA is aware of the reports regarding allegations of 'match fixing' and other related activity.

 

'These allegations, if proven, unfortunately demonstrate the real issue football faces in terms of corruption and highlights the necessity of the work carried out by the PFA and other stakeholders in the game in educating players of these risks.

 

'We take the issue of integrity very seriously and will continue in our efforts to eradicate this evil from our game.

 

'In terms of these specific reports, due to the on-going investigation by the National Crime Agency, we are unable to comment further at this time.'

 

The match-fixing scandal suggests that overseas betting syndicates are operating illegally in English football’s highest echelons.

 

The National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed it was investigating spot-fixing involving Football League players being paid to get yellow and red cards.

 

It followed a report in the Sun on Sunday newspaper that former Portsmouth player Sam Sodje allegedly told an undercover reporter that he could arrange for footballers in the Sky Bet Championship to get themselves a yellow card in return for tens of thousands of pounds.

 

In the report the 34-year-old is alleged to have claimed he could rig Barclays Premier League games and even said he was preparing to fix matches at next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

 
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Investigation: Officers from the National Crime Agency remove documents and equipment from the home of former Portsmouth player Stephen Sodje as they look into allegations of match-fixing

 

The NCA said in a statement: 'The NCA can confirm that the Sun on Sunday has passed material from its own investigation to the National Crime Agency. An active NCA investigation is now underway and we are working closely with the Football Association and the Gambling Commission.

 

'Five people were arrested on Sunday morning, and bailed that evening until April 2014. A sixth individual was arrested on Sunday evening and is being questioned by NCA officers. No further detail is available at this stage.'

 

The FA said: ‘We have been made aware of a number of arrests in relation to an NCA investigation. We are working closely with the authorities in relation to these allegations. We will make no further comment.’

 

Sodje’s astonishing claims will cause huge alarm across football and has led to a second probe by the NCA into allegations of match fixing, the first one involving low-paid players from non-league football.

 

Last week two players from Conference South side Whitehawk FC were charged as part of the ongoing investigation.

 

Sodje’s brother Akpo, who was on Tranmere’s bench for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Peterborough, was also named by the newspaper.

 

Sodje, born in London and a former Nigeria international, is now out of contract but at one stage was a Barclays Premier League player with Reading. He claimed to be part of a spot-fixing operation that enables overseas gambling syndicates to bet illegally on red and yellow cards in matches.

 

As well as Sodje’s younger brother, Akpo, the revelations pointed to the involvement of another Sodje brother, Stephen, and Oldham’s Montano. It is reported that other players linked to the alleged operation have not been named for legal reasons.

 

Danny Mills, a member of FA chairman Greg Dyke’s review panel, pointed to the fact that spot fixing in football is not new. He spoke of how footballers were once able to bet on the timing of a first throw-in, only to then kick the ball into the stands almost from the kick-off.
 

But this kind of spot fixing is far more serious when Sam Sodje’s dismissal had such a major impact, not only on that game but on Portsmouth’s next six games given the ban he then served.

 

These revelations threaten the integrity of English football, and highlight the possibility that such illegal activities are also present in the Premier League. After all, we have already seen this in Test match cricket and it would seem the World Cup in Brazil in June is also being targeted.

 

 

 
SODJE CHARITY SHAMBLES

The Sodje family’s charity projects are in jeopardy following the match-fix claims.

 

The brothers are involved in various goodwill endeavours which are reliant on partnerships and sponsorship.

 

The Sodje Sports Foundation, a charity that aims to provide support to children and young people through sport, boasts the FA among its official supporters.

 

Similarly, AFCAR, a community foundation which also involves Reading striker Jason Roberts’s charity, claims the support of the PFA on its official website.

 

On Sunday night, those partnerships were looking precarious, with various organisations eager to disassociate themselves with the Sodjes.

 

Sportsmail knows of at least one organisation considering severing ties with the SSF.

 

 

 
Staines Town offered bribes

Marcus Gayle, manager of Conference South side Staines Town, has claimed his players were offered match-fixing bribes just three weeks ago.

 

The former Wimbledon and Watford player told BT Sport he was furious when he discovered the approach, which was made to one of his players by telephone.

 

Gayle said: ‘We reported the incident straight away to the FA. That shows we have done the right thing. Our players are furious.

 

‘I never thought match-fixing was possible but now I’ve changed my mind.  I am convinced it’s all over the place.

 

‘I want to stand up for the integrity of the game. It does worry me just how much is going on in the game and I am sure it is far more than people think.’

 

On Sunday night, Portsmouth spokesman Colin Farmery said the club were shocked by the claims.

 

Farmery said: ‘If these allegations are true then we are extremely shocked and saddened, as match fixing of any type goes to the heart of the integrity of the game.

 

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Two footballers have been charged with fraud as part of an ongoing police investigation into alleged match fixing.

 

Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, were among seven members of an alleged betting syndicate arrested on suspicion of fixing games last month.

 

They are accused of conspiring to defraud bookmakers by placing bets and then influencing the outcome of football matches.

 
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Michael Boateng, left, and Hakeem Adelakun, right, are the footballers charged with fraud in connection with match fixing allegations

 

The pair, who both play for Brighton-based Conference South team Whitehawk FC, were charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law, the National Crime Agency confirmed today.

 

Boateng, a defender who joined Whitehawk in the summer following spells with Newport County, Bristol Rovers and Sutton United, and Adelakun, who has previously played for Crystal Palace and Carshalton, were both bailed.

 

They will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court next week.

 

An NCA spokesman said: 'The Crown Prosecution Service’s Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges.'

 

Boateng and Adelakun are the third and fourth men to be charged with the same offence following their arrests last week.

 
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Allegations: Former Bolton striker Delroy Facey, pictured, was reportedly one of the men arrested last week

 

Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, 43, appeared at Cannock Magistrates' Court and were remanded in custody.

 

Three other men have been bailed pending further enquiries.

 

The group were initially arrested following an investigation by the Telegraph newspaper.

 

 

FFS

 

These boys smh pmsl. Mothers wont be pleased ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh torrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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But how come the media are throwing all the black players out there....

Joke ting

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Dj Campbell x Sam Sodje both greedy as fuck.

 

dunno bout them other man but this shit is gonna get deeper and deeper tbh

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But how come the media are throwing all the black players out there....

Joke ting

 

Probably cos there all black maybe??  :/

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mad ting is 1 of my boys been doing dis for years and makes serious p

 

dunno how dese man r gettin caught

 

der must be a snake in the grass

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mad ting is 1 of my boys been doing dis for years and makes serious p

 

dunno how dese man r gettin caught

 

der must be a snake in the grass

 

Or Bookies can spot a trend.

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different bookies - different citys - different punters

 

100% these man got greedy/carried away

 

and u defo dont make it a regular ting

 

these man prob did it every match

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Cunts

They get how much a week and their still teefing

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Surely they have to investigate lee cattermole

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Surely they have to investigate lee cattermole

probably the one snitching

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Surely they have to investigate lee cattermole

 

I'd like to think it was that, but nah :rofl:

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But how come the media are throwing all the black players out there....

Joke ting

 

Probably cos there all black maybe??  :/

 

White lads are defo involved too.

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lots of players involved in this 2bh its easy money, dont let these prem ballers fool ya there into this aswell just there doing it for bigger money, asian betting is so unregulated theres easy money to be made there. I wouidnt be surprised if a clever fox like scholes was doing it for years 2bh. Money corrupts nearli everybody. quick 30 bags for getting a yellow, not really a hard decision to make if everything is moving official.

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