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New betting scandal in England

In an unexpected twist, Huw Lake, a longtime employee of Swansea City, finds himself at the heart of a scandal that is shaking the British football world. Employed for twenty years as a player liaison officer, the 61-year-old was fired for betting 130 times on his own club’s defeat. This information, leaked by The Telegraph, has sent shockwaves through the club’s supporters and staff.

A career shattered by gambling

Huw Lake, known for his loyalty and dedication to Swansea, has seen his career crumble in a matter of moments. The man has not only been fired from his job, but he has also been banned from all football-related activity for a period of one year. In addition, he has been fined approximately 1,800 euros. According to the investigation, Lake is said to have bet a total of 100,000 euros, although these bets did not exclusively concern Swansea matches.

The revelations made by The Telegraph were quickly confirmed by an official club statement. “Huw admitted the offenses after being charged and he and the club have fully cooperated with the investigation conducted by the football authorities,” the statement said. This cooperation was essential to unraveling the case and taking appropriate disciplinary action against Lake.

A worrying trend: the Lucas Paqueta case

The Huw Lake case is part of a broader trend of betting scandals in the football world. Recently, Brazilian player Lucas Paqueta was also involved in a similar controversy. Accused of betting on his own matches, Paqueta faced a rigorous investigation by football authorities.

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