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The Kaiser is shocked

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer says that the wide variety of soccer bets offered by bookmakers makes game-fixing more prevalent: "I thought it was always win, lose or draw. I didn't realize how many kind of bets you can place. You can even bet on who gets the first grey hair, who gets the first penalty or the first yellow card." The Kaiser's not kidding. Former England international Matt Le Tissier has admitted that he tried to make money by betting on the time of the first throw-in a 1995 game between his team Southampton and Wimbledon in 1995 -- then trying to create the throw-in by booting the ball out of bounds. (Le Tissier failed because a teammate, who wasn't in on the scam, reached the ball and kept it in.)

 

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