United Kingdom: Football Association will speak to police as part of its corruption investigation

Author(s): Louise Taylor, Stuart James | Date: September 29, 2016 | Language: English
Source: https://www.theguardian.com | URL: https://goo.gl/2O8JRA | Type: Text

The Football Association has revealed that it will meet City of London police next week as it begins its investigation into alleged corruption. In a week during which Sam Allardyce left his position as England manager, Tommy Wright was sacked by Barnsley and football managers are alleged to have taken bungs in the Daily Telegraph’s investigation, the FA has been frustrated in its attempts to gather information from the newspaper.
An FA statement read: “Since these allegations first came to light, The FA has been liaising with The Daily Telegraph and subsequently the City of London Police. The FA treats any allegations of this nature seriously and is committed to investigating them thoroughly, in conjunction with any other appropriate body. We have requested full and unfettered disclosure of all available material from the Daily Telegraph. This is yet to be provided. The FA wants to be in a position to investigate these matters fully at the earliest opportunity and to this end the FA will also be meeting with the City of London police next week.” The police have requested a first view of the evidence.

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