Football4sale: Harry Redknapp reveals his players gambled on their own result

first_imgHarry Redknapp has admitted he discovered that his players bet on the result of one of their own matches, breaking Football Association rules.In the Daily Telegraph’s ‘football4sale’ investigation, Redknapp was filmed by undercover reporters talking about his players having a “spread bet” on the scoreline. His players allegedly bet on themselves to win the match, with one player allegedly telling an agent to “remortgage your house” because of the favourable odds.The agent claimed that the players on the opposition had also bet on the match. Betting companies had given long odds on Redknapp’s side winning, possibly because they had nothing to play for at that point in the season. But Redknapp fielded a strong side and his team won the game.FA rules strictly forbid players betting on games in which they take part in and coaches are expected to flag up any offences to the FA as soon as they are aware of an incident.Redknapp is not believed to have raised the matter with the FA, which should have been his first job after discovering the reported betting. Redknapp failed to report the incident to the Football Association 1last_img

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