Bari match-fixer Andrea Masiello in prison hospital to avoid violent attacks

Posted by - April 3, 2012 - Football videos, Italy

Italian defender Andrea Masiello, who yesterday admitted scoring an own goal to help throw a match, is being kept in a prison hospital amid fears he will be attacked by fellow in-mates.

Masiello has confessed to his part in fixing a match between Bari and local rivals Lecce last year. He admits he was offered at least €50,000 to ensure a result that would help Lecce to avoid relegation from Serie A.

He scored an own goal – shown in the video above – to give Lecce a 2-0 victory.

After admitting his guilt, Masiello is now being detained in Bari prison. But he has been moved to the infirmary to limit his contact with other prisoners. The authorities fear that the inmates won’t be best pleased with his actions.

Eight of Masiello’s former Bari team-mates are also under investigation for alleged match-fixing.