Police make enquiries over Matt Le Tissier betting scam

Posted by - September 11, 2009 - Oddballs

Old Bill talk to FA about failed spread betting rip-off

Police have been in contact with the FA over Matt Le Tissier’s admission in his autobiography that he took part in a failed betting scam. OTP thought that giving the book the criminal title Taking Le Tiss was a more heinous offence, but what do we know.

We reported last week that the ex-Southampton star had confessed to attempting to fix the time of the first throw-in during a Premier League match against Wimbledon in 1995.

Hampshire Police said the matter was still in its early stages and was not yet a formal investigation. In a statement, police added: “Police in Southampton have been made aware of a historic spread betting scam allegation at a Southampton football match in the 1990s. We have raised this matter with the FA and are discussing it with them.”

Sky Sports pundit Le Tissier said he had not yet been contacted by police.