Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
FA Seeks BBC Evidence in Bung Scandal
Times Online, September 22nd, 2006 3:58PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Tuesday night's Panorama report certainly had its intended effect: everyone from FIFA to UEFA to the English Football Association to the individual clubs whose officials were implicated in the investigative report about "bung" or bribery culture in English soccer seems to have taken a keen interest in the outcome of what could be England's greatest soccer scandal. On Wednesday, the FA began a formal investigation of its own into allegations made by the BBC program, and the FA is complaining that the British broadcaster isn't being responsive enough. The organization seeks further evidence that did not air on the program due to the legal implications of broadcasting unsubstantiated claims in the UK. Because of this, Harry Redknapp of Portsmouth and Sam Allardyce of Bolton were the only two Premier League managers called out by name in the report. Some 17 other managerspast and presentare believed to have taken bungs from player agents. The program used hidden cameras with undercover reporters posing as soccer agents to collect its evidence. The FA is now applying pressure to the BBC to release the rest of the information it collected. A meeting between the organizations is expected to occur on Monday. Peter Harrison, an agent whose work was highlighted in the program, strenuously denied the BBC's claims. "I've never given bungs. I've not given a bung to Sam Allardyce. I've never given a bung. I shall be suing the BBC," he said. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Creighton shuts down Jordan Morris    
No. 24 Creighton got goals by freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin and Fabian Herbers to beat No. 13 ...
Redknapp to Sign Two-Year QPR Extension    
Despite losing his first three games of the season, Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp revealed ...
Hernandez, Juve Agree Personal Terms    
The Corriere dello Sport on Friday reported that Juventus has agreed personal terms with Manchester United ...
Cambiasso Joins Leicester City     
Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on Friday officially joined Premier League club Leicester City. The ...
Fringe Players' Pay Could Derail Man United Transfer Plans    
Following the British record $99 million arrival of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, Manchester United ...
Chelsea's Torres Wants AC Milan Move     
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is said to be closing in on a move to AC Milan ...
Report: Gunners Favorite to Sign Falcao on Loan     
ESPN on Thursday reported that AS Monaco has made sought-after striker Radamel Falcao available for a ...
Xabi Alonso Transfer Raises Question Marks in Germany    
Xabi Alonso's 10 million-euro ($13.2 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich has been met ...
Rooney Named England Captain     
Roy Hodgson on Thursday named Wayne Rooney captain of England following the retirement of former captain ...
Van Basten Exhibits 'Severe Symptoms'; Leaves AZ Indefinitely     
Netherlands and AC Milan legend Marco van Basten on Thursday mysteriously left his post as AZ ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives