Swedish football scandal: Allsvenskan player charged with taking 300,000 kroner to get a yellow card

Yellow cardPhoto: Ole Martin Wold / NTB
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A former football player in the Allsvenskan has been charged with match-fixing. The prosecution believes he received 300,000 kroner to incur a yellow card.

“I am a football player. I have never done anything illegal in my entire life,” the player said during police questioning, the news agency TT reports.

Four people are charged in the case, both for giving and receiving money in connection with two match-fixing cases in Swedish football. 

Yellow card case

One of the cases originates from Allsvenskan in 2019 when a player received a yellow card in a match.

“Immediately after the match, the player was allowed to borrow a larger sum of money from people who bet that he would receive a yellow card in that match,” head of investigation Staffen Edlund at the national anti-corruption unit noted.

The player is now in a club that is in the lower divisions. 

All defendants deny criminal guilt. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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