Gardai and FAI investigate Bray Wanderers match fixing allegation

The Seagulls lost 5-0 to Waterford at the Carlisle Grounds.

BY Darren Cleary 07:18 Thursday 14 September 2017, 7:18 14 Sep 2017

Bray Wanderers are making headlines for all the wrong reasons again this morning.

The FAI have launched an investigation into allegations of match fixing during their friendly defeat to Waterford.

The Seagulls lost the game 5-0 at the Carlisle Grounds.

The association have notified the Garda and it's believed a number of Bray players were questioned earlier in the week.

The FAI released a statement Wednesday evening saying: “The Football Association of Ireland has launched an investigation into alleged match-fixing surrounding the friendly match between Bray Wanderers FC and Waterford FC on Friday, September 8 at the Carlisle Grounds.

“Upon receipt of a complaint the FAI notified An Garda Siochanna and the Association has now launched an investigation into alleged breaches of FAI Rules.

“The FAI has a zero tolerance policy to match-fixing.”

Bray Wanderers FC said: “Bray Wanderers FC wish to acknowledge that they are aware of an investigation by An Garda Siochana into a recent fixture involving the Club.

“We are cooperating fully and will be making no further comment until the investigation is completed and we have been presented with the findings.”

The FAI are just coming off the back of a match fixing investigation at Athlone Town that saw two players hit with one year bans.

 

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