A former Premier League footballer has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after being exposed in a Telegraph investigation into match-fixing.
Delroy Facey, 35, who played for Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City, became the highest-profile player to be convicted over a plot to target games across the country.
Judge Mary Stacey said Facey’s offences struck “at the very heart of football”, after he was found guilty of conspiracy to bribe players. “You have been a role model, but you have abused that position,” she added.
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