February 25, 2009

FA looking at sketchy 9-0 game

An unusual score coupled with unusual betting patterns has caught the attention of the FA.

Rushden & Diamonds' beat Weymouth on the road 9-0 on Saturday. The kicker is, some Weymouth players were refusing to play due to wage issues. That definitely adds another wrinkle.
Fans aware of the dispute placed bets on Rushden to win, with more than 10 times as much money than would normally be expected staked with bookmakers.
Bookies ended up paying almost $1.5 million in a game involving two small, small clubs.

Sounds kinda shady....

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