Five Arrested after Football Match Fixing Scandal in Hong Kong

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Now also In Hong Kong a football match fixing scandal has been brought to the public's attention. Five players have been arrested by the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) for allegedly offering other players money to lose matches deliberately, as reported by the Hong Kong media.

According to the newspaper, the South China Morning Post, 27-year-old Yang Yu, a former player of Happy Valley, offered a teammate money to lose a match.

Yu Yang and four other unknown persons arrested are thought to be players from mainland China who were recruited by Chinese gambling syndicates.

If found guilty, Yu can count on quite some time behind and bars as he could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison and fined up to circa 50,000 euros. What will happen to the other four suspects is unknown, although they have been released on bail. The club's 60th anniversary celebrations have been somewhat muted before this additional low point to the season as this is the first time in Happy Valley's 60 year history that the club has been relegated from the top division.

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