Old Trafford star’s dad and uncle alleged involved in Scottish betting scandal.
Wayne Rooney’s father was today arrested in an investigation into a betting scandal in Scottish football.
Wayne Snr, 48, was arrested at his home in the West Derby area of Liverpool. The Manchester United and England striker’s uncle Richie, 54, was also arrested as a total of nine men.
United star Rooney is currently in Montenengro with the England team preparing for Friday’s crucial Euro 2012 qualifier.
The two men were among nine who were detained by police in Merseyside and Glasgow.
One of them was Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings as the investigation into match-fixing of the match between Motherwell and Hearts last year ramps up.
SOURCE Daily Mail
These arrests follow a lengthy investigation by Scottish police that currently centre on one match from last season that saw Motherwell lose 2-1 to Hearts and midfielder Steve Jennings sent off for a second bookable offence. The player has also been arrested in relation to the match fixing scandal.
Apparently on the day of the match, someone in Liverpool opened a Blue Square account to register two £100 bets on a Motherwell player being sent off.