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Jack Wilshere warned over betting tweets

10/7/2012
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been warned by UEFA after suggesting that he had bet on a teammate scoring in a Champions League match.

The 20-year-old England man has been reprimanded for messages he posted on social networking site Twitter back in December relating to midfield teammate Emmanuel Frimpong scoring the first goal.

Referring to a European meeting with Olympiakos, which he himself was missing through injury, Wilshere tweeted that Frimpong was “worth a cheeky £102 to open the scoring against the Greeks.

After Frimpong hit the side-netting with the game still at 0-0, Wilshere added: “Frimmy nearly won me some money there!"

He later returned to Twitter to insist that his comments had only been made in jest, stating: “I didn't actually bet on the game. I know we're not allowed to! I was only messing just to be clear.”

Following a seven-month investigation into the matter UEFA have elected to warn the former Bolton loanee as to his future conduct.

A UEFA spokesman said: "The player has been warned for being in breach of the principles of integrity of matches and competitions.
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