UK’s Football Association Investigates Possible Match Fixing
The UK’s Football Association (FA) is conducting an investigation into the possibility of match fixing during the Conference South league, the second division of the Football Conference in England with clubs including Bromley, Salisbury City, Havana & Waterlooville, Bath City and Maidenhead United.
The FA released the following statement:
“The FA and the Gambling Commission have become aware of suspicious betting activity on a number of matches played in the Football Conference South… Following recent communications with the Gambling Commission, the FA, in conjunction with the Football Conference, is contacting all clubs playing in the Football Conference South to advise them immediately of our concern about this suspicious betting activity. Clubs have been asked to remind their players and officials of their responsibilities under the betting and integrity rules of the FA.
Anyone with information regarding possible breaches of these rules has been advised to come forward to the FA or to the Gambling Commission.”
The FA pledged to stop any type of suspicious activity of this sort and is currently cooperating with the European anti-crime agency to help the Conference South league investigation.