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FA fixing the fixers? You’re having a laugh

Alan Tanner is cynical whether fixing will be investigated

Don’t hold your breath that the FA will root out the betting fixers. Indeed Alex Horne of the FA says it’s not a serious problem. The FA has an official betting partner. Indeed William Hill is more than “the bookie of choice “, it’s an actual sponsor, its logo prominently displayed on the back board when interviews are given by players and Roy Hodgson. Several Premier clubs’ shirts are sponsored by Internet betting companies. Fulham’s shirt displays online bookmaker Marathon. Talksport are often sponsored by Befred. In castigating the fixers do we smell the whiff of hypoocrisy here?

The next good cause for the FA is alcoholism. Their drink sponsor is Carlsberg, who no doubt pay handsomely for their sponsorship and consider it worthwhile .

About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts