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Wayne Rooney´s father and uncle have both been arrested in connection with an alleged football betting scam at a Scottish Premier League Football match. Along with them, seven other men were also arrested, and released hours later, on police bail until January.
The investigation focuses on Motherwell´s match against Hearts at Fir Park on December 14th. On that match Motherwell´s Steve Jennings received a red card.
Investigators at the Gambling Commission were alerted after the Association of British Bookmarkers raised concerns about a number of irregular bets on that particular red card shown to Jennings on what could be considered ¨spot betting¨.
The player is one of the men arrested, but he denies any wrongdoing.
Rooney´s father lawyer says that he is fully co-operating with police and at the moment he won´t be making any more comments.
“Spot betting” is particularly damaging since only one player of a team can participate. It doesn´t rely on the final outcome of a match, but on specific actions like miss a penalty or pick up a card.
England is set to play tonight against Montenegro and according to the national squad captain, John Terry, Rooney has his mind on the match.
England coach Fabio Capello said: “I found him relaxed and calm and there´s no problem for the game¨.
They just need one point go guarantee a spot at Euro 2012.