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Matt Le Tissier’s 1995 betting scam, Police & FA involved

11/9/2009
Earlier this month Gambling magazine reported that Matt Le Tissier sensationally admitted that he was part of a failed betting scam whilst he was at Southampton FC and it has come to light today that the FA has been contacted by the police over the matter.

The police have stated that they are discussing the matter with the FA after Le Tissier wrote in his autobiography, the details of how he and a team mate tried to fix when the first throw in would be during a game at Wimbledon in 1995.

Matt Le Tissier has said that he has not been contacted by the FA or the police over the comments in the book and would not comment further on the matter.

A statement from Hampshire Police said "Police in Southampton have been made aware of a historic spread betting scam allegation at a Southampton football match in the 1990s. We have raised this matter with the FA and are discussing it with them."

The FA have said they will consider whether any action will need to be taken.

Le Tissier had a great career at Southampton and made over 500 appearances during his time there. Southampton FC have not commented.
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