FA investigates claims Oxford defender Ciaron Brown was booked on purpose
EXCLUSIVE: FA Open spot-fixing is investigating suspicious betting patterns linked to the booking of Oxford defender Ciaron Brown in Monday’s FA Cup loss to Arsenal
- An investigation into alleged spot fixing has now been opened by the FA
- They are investigating bets placed on the booking of Oxford’s Ciaron Brown
- sports mail has learned that the FA has received a dossier containing evidence of bets made
The FA has opened a spot-fixing investigation into suspicious betting patterns linked to the booking of Oxford defender Ciaron Brown in Monday’s FA Cup defeat by Arsenal.
sports mail has learned the FA has a dossier of evidence relating to alleged corruption, including alleged pre-kick phone messages at Kassam Stadium alleging that Brown was involved in a betting scam that allegedly cost a bookmaker more than £1,600.
One message is said to show a bet slip betting around £200 on Brown being booked at odds of 8-1.
The FA investigate allegations of spot-fixing by Oxford United’s Ciaron Brown (right)
The 24-year-old Northern Ireland defender was booked in the 59th minute for fouling Bukayo Saka to make it 0-0, four minutes before Mohamed Elneny put Arsenal ahead.
Eddie Nketiah’s brace then gave the Premier League leaders a 3-0 win.
It’s unclear how many bets have been placed on Brown being booked and what other bookmakers’ liabilities are, but the FA takes the matter seriously.
told by eyewitnesses at the game sports mail They saw several Arsenal fans celebrate after Brown was booked and some of them boasted about having gained hundreds of pounds.
Brown is said to have been booked on purpose in the FA Cup third round against Arsenal
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11620495/Oxford-defender-Ciaron-Brown-alleged-deliberately-booked-FA-Cup-round.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 FA investigates claims Oxford defender Ciaron Brown was booked on purpose