Wilshere Probed By UEFA Over Twitter Betting Claims

By on December 8, 2011

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere could find himself in hot water over comments made on Twitter about betting on his own team, with UEFA looking into the incident.

Wilshere suggested he had bet on teammate Emmanuel Frimpong to score during Arsenal’s Champions League match against Olympiacos on Tuesday. The 19-year-old said on Twitter:

“Champions league tonight come on the Arsenal! @Frimpong26AFC 1st goal is 150-1… worth a cheeky £10 right?”

An exchange between the midfielder and goalkeeper Szczesny ensued, with Szczesny joking that he would be better off putting his money on Lukas Fabianski to score. Frimpong also got involved saying:

“Cheers Guys U can put a tenner on a tackle? whats the odds:)”

During the game, Frimpong went close to opening the scoring when he hit the side netting, and Wilshere suggested he had in fact placed a bet on his team mate, by tweeting:

“Frimmy nearly won me some money there!”

Wilshere has since deleted the tweets from his profile and went on to confirm he hadn’t actually bet on the game:

“I didn’t actually bet on the game. I know we’re not allowed to! I was only messing #justtobeclear”

The comments are thought to refer to the fact that youngster Frimpong is known inside the club for his lack of goal scoring ability, and this was nothing more than an innocent joke to poke fun at their team mate. But according to reports, UEFA are have decided to probe the incident and began looking into the case last night.

All players are forbidden from betting on their own teams, even if they aren’t playing in the match themselves, and those found guilty would face a hefty fine and possible ban.

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One Comment

  1. UEFAJokers

    December 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    UEFA are investigating Wilshere and not the Lyon-Dinamo match. Foolishness redefined.

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