Video: Footballer Sam Sodje admits to match-fixing while being secretly filmed 9 years ago

Video: Footballer Sam Sodje admits to match-fixing while being secretly filmed

A number of people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into football spot-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game in return for cash.

According to a report in today's Irish Independent, The National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed that it had acted on information passed on by the 'Sun on Sunday' newspaper.


The paper reported yesterday that an undercover investigator met ex-Portsmouth player and Nigerian international Sam Sodje, who allegedly said that, in return for a cash payment, he could arrange for footballers in the Championship to get themselves a yellow card. The shocking video released by The Sun supposedly explains why Sodje got himself bizarrely sent off on 23 February 2013 after repeatedly hitting Oldham Athletic's Jose Baxter in the crotch for no apparent reason. It now seems that there were 70,000 reasons for him to do what he did.

Check out the clip below:

Additionally, Oldham Athletic's Christian Montano, a 21 year old Colombian is also alleged to have tried to get booked in exchange for cash and, in more recent news, Blackburn forward DJ Campbell has also been arrested in connection with the investigation. Campbell, 32, joined Rovers on a free transfer in the summer and the club have confirmed his arrest in statement, "Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested. The club will be making no further comment on what is now an ongoing legal matter."