September 8th, 2006
shock news: footy agents are shady
An undercover sting operation by the BBC is making very serious allegations about corruption in the Premiership. At least one agent and three teams were targeted and it’s not looking good. The agent is reported to be leaving the country following the probe.
The skinny: the clubs are alleged to have broken industry rules by “tapping up” players – approaching them without permission from the club they’re contracted to. There are allegations of backhanders to officials. The world of footy agents is in a spin over who’s likely to be implicated.
The game hasn’t had a saga-drama like this since George Graham, the Arsenal boss was fired in 1995 for accepting