Reports emerging today have claimed that former Bolton Wanderers striker Delroy Facey is the ex Premier League player involved in breaking news about match fixing allegations.
Six people have been arrested by police investigating a “suspected international illegal betting syndicate” involved in the fixing of English football games.
The Independent reported that:
“Along with Facey, three current players were also detained.
“A spokesman for the NCA said: “Six men have been arrested across the country as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into alleged football match fixing. The focus of the operation is a suspected international illegal betting syndicate.
“The NCA is working closely with the Gambling Commission and the Football Association. This is an active investigation and we are unable to provide further detail at this time.”
“Facey played just 14 games for Bolton during a time when they were a Premier League club. His spell at the Wanderers, for whom he scored two goals after joining in 2002, was one of 14 different clubs the striker played for over a 16-year career.”
- Six arrested on suspicion of match-fixing in English football (theguardian.com)
- Football match-fixing: Delroy Facey profile (telegraph.co.uk)
- Football match fixing: I hope Delroy Facey is not involved, says Sam Allardyce (dailymail.co.uk)
- Ex-Premier League footballer among six arrested in alleged match-fixing (getreading.co.uk)
- Football match-fixing: ‘Usually it costs £70,000 for the players’, fixer tells Telegraph (telegraph.co.uk)