Some bad news for Welsh football fans, as the FAW is looking into some suspicious betting and gambling patterns.
This comes after Port Talbot lost a game to Rhyl over the weekend at a staggering 5 to 0. Now, were they just playing terribly or is there some kind of influence on the inside that is making people play worse than they should be? Are there any kind of suspicious betting patterns going on here or was it just a loose ended game? This is what the Welsh FA chief is hoping to find out and confirm before taking any kind of action against anyone.
The official Football Association of Wales is going to be launching an investigation in light of recent claims that there’s some match fixing going on in the national league. This is an official report and while nothing has yet been reported as claims being made true or false, there will be a thorough investigation by multiple agencies according to the FAW.
So how exactly did Port Talbot lose to a team like Rhyl over the weekend, especially at a staggering score of 5 to 0 for Rhyl? This clearly could have been a bad game or some illegal betting and fixing was taking place. The board of Talbot has called for a meeting in the upcoming week so they can discuss the incident with their players and get to the bottom of the situation.
The FAW has however confirmed that it was true that some large betting did in fact take place during the game. What they’re trying to figure out now though is if that any of the players on either team were involved in the betting any if players are found to be involved, some appropriate action will be taken against any and all players who made bets.