Blackburn Rovers great Shearer wants 'zero tolerance' on fixing

Lancashire Telegraph: Alan Shearer Alan Shearer

BLACKBURN Rovers legend Alan Shearer has called for ‘zero tolerance’ for anyone found guilty of fixing during football matches.

Six people, including Rovers striker DJ Campbell, were arrested on Sunday over fixing allegations and have been bailed until April.

Campbell was quizzed by National Crime Agency officers and it is understood that the incident under scrutiny was a yellow card the forward received for a tackle in Rovers’ recent Championship fixture at Ipswich Town.

Shearer told BBC Radio Five Live: “You are never going to stop betting but you have to stop the people inside.

“It just cannot happen. If anyone is found guilty then there should be zero tolerance.”

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11:44am Tue 10 Dec 13

MatthewCA says...

Rovers’ recent Championship fixture at Ipswich Town was an unusual match where rovers lost with two silly goals in the second half.

It was an unacceptable match from the top players.
Rovers’ recent Championship fixture at Ipswich Town was an unusual match where rovers lost with two silly goals in the second half. It was an unacceptable match from the top players. MatthewCA

10:17pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Chels17 says...

Dj Campbell should be sacked. Not only that but such actions should lead to innocent parties being able to sue individuals.

There needs to be a culture change, betting is a cancer for sports and should be made illegal.

I'm furious that BRFC's name is mentioned and could be a potential victim.
Dj Campbell should be sacked. Not only that but such actions should lead to innocent parties being able to sue individuals. There needs to be a culture change, betting is a cancer for sports and should be made illegal. I'm furious that BRFC's name is mentioned and could be a potential victim. Chels17

11:27am Wed 11 Dec 13

fubarbundy says...

Mmmmm.. what about the red card at Blackpool.... But ex-Blackpool striker Campbell caused the 83rd-minute scrap between the two sides after going in for a heavy challenge on Seasiders goalkeeper Matthew Gilks.

Campbell and Robinson were sent off for their reactions before Davies made his unintended mark on the game.
Mmmmm.. what about the red card at Blackpool.... But ex-Blackpool striker Campbell caused the 83rd-minute scrap between the two sides after going in for a heavy challenge on Seasiders goalkeeper Matthew Gilks. Campbell and Robinson were sent off for their reactions before Davies made his unintended mark on the game. fubarbundy

11:29am Wed 11 Dec 13

fubarbundy says...

Surely Steve Kean should be in the dock for fixing it so Rovers lost most of their matches during his reign?
Surely Steve Kean should be in the dock for fixing it so Rovers lost most of their matches during his reign? fubarbundy

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