A warning to others - Le Tissier

04 September 2009 02:32
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier says he put the admission about the attempted spread betting scam in his autobiography as a warning for others.The Guernsey man bet on the timing of a first throw-in in 1995 and tried to kick the ball out deliberately. "I've put it in there more as a warning for other people saying 'don't be so stupid and get involved in that'," he told BBC Channel Island News. [LNB]"There's not much point doing a book if you're not going to tell the truth." [LNB]Le Tissier added: "It wasn't something I was particularly proud of but it was something that happened."[LNB] I didn't think it was that big a deal - it wasn't like I was trying to throw a game or anything Matt Le Tissier A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said they were not planning to take any action against the former England international forward. [LNB]She said: "We will only start an investigation once a complaint has been made. [LNB]"So far there does not appear to have been any complaint made in relation to this incident. [LNB]"Anyone is entitled to make a complaint and would be asked to make a statement to officers." [LNB]Le Tissier admitted to being surprised by the coverage his admission had received: "If ever a mountain was made out of molehill. [LNB]"I didn't think it was that big a deal - it wasn't like I was trying to throw a game or anything."

Source: BBC_Sport