Jail term for ex-Hull City player

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Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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A former Hull City footballer has been jailed after being found guilty of match-fixing allegations.

Delroy Facey, who played for the Tigers between 2004 and 2005, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

The 35-year-old previously denied any wrong-doing during a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, which heard he had urged a footballer at a non-league club to make some “easy money” by fixing the result of a match.

He also told a contact that some teams in the Football Conference would “do” a game in return for payment.

Judge Mary Stacey said Facey’s offences struck at the very heart of football.

She stated the former striker – who played for a number of other clubs including Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion during a career that spanned three decades – had abused his position as a footballer and a role model.

Moses Swaibu, the former non-league player in question, was also convicted of the same charge.

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Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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