Former Notts County Player Jailed For Match Fixing Plot

29 April 2015, 17:21 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Former Notts County player Delroy Facey's been jailed for a plot to fixed lower league matches.

The 35-year-old, who also played for Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City, was found guilty of conspiracy to bribe non-league players.

He had denied any wrong-doing, claiming he thought two corrupt businessmen offering him up to £15,000 for his part in the plot were "class clowns'' whom he decided to "humour''.

Judge's Comments

Judge Mary Stacey said Facey's offences struck "at the very heart of football''.

"You have been a role model, but you have abused that position,'' she added.

The trial heard that Facey urged a footballer at a struggling non-league club to make some "easy money'' by fixing the result of a match. He also told a contact that some Football Conference teams would "do'' a game in return for payment.