With more and more perverse occurrences of match fixing in Sport getting revealed almost daily in the media,what effects will this blight on what was
once the purest of human activities have on future acceptance of sport in general?
How many millions of soccer fans around the globe for example are beginning to realise that some of the games they are watching either on TV or live
in the stands are in fact rigged?
The criminal and greedy minded have found their new gravy train ie rigging and fixing results by bribing , blackmailing, threatening and promising.
Italy and Russia the hubs of this crime wheel areexporting players and coaches to such places as England, now we are seeing some very strange soccer
results occurring in the English game for example Manchester united beat Arsenal 8 goals to 2 a few months ago, then not long after were beaten 7
goals to 1 ..by their local rivals Man City.
Anyone who has followed English Football for any length of time will know this was out of kilter.
There is big big money to be made by criminal masterminds on sports betting.
I have a 70% success rate on picking results in the English Premier League, but it will never make me rich , I simply do not have the capital to make
But the clever thing for the criminals is they know they can make huge profits by using hundreds of lackeys who bet small amounts on big odds fixed
games all around the globe.
Conversley they have lackeys who put bigger amounts on short odds involving games they fix .
There has recently been a relaxing of sports betting rules all around the globe, now you can legally bet using a mobile phone whilst the games are in
The question also is is sport now merely a tool for the general population to place bets...whilst all the while they accept that organised crime is
rigging some if not most of every possible betting outcome?
I believe sport was once pure even at professional level but sadly I now doubt it is so.
We may not want it nor wish it but will we accept it?
Will we still wear our scarves our team shirts and have our hearts welded to our sides fortunes?...when deep down we know the players have been
That it is merely a play ...where the puppet masters pay those whose strings are being pulled?
It is a very sad era in humanity.
edit on 3-2-2012 by Dr Expired because: comprehension