The Football Association have decided to take no further action on John Terry’s alleged contrived 26th minute farewell substitution after the governing body conducted a series of investigation.
Bets placed on Terry’s withdrawal in his final appearance for the last season’s Premier League champions have been controversial when a couple of punters won thousands of pounds wagering exactly at the time of his departure with betting odds of 100-1.
The authority immediately reached bookmakers following the game, and later found no hints of wrongdoing by Terry, Chelsea, or anyone else who could potentially be involved.
With the lack of evidence to suggest that the Blues violated sporting laws, the FA declared the need not to pursue any legal proceedings.
Also, prior the game, the editor of Chelsea fanzine David Johnstone publicly announced through Twitter that the then-Chelsea captain will be withdrawn after the 26 minutes. Johnstone’s post has been a video of Terry that shows the captain driving to the game, thanking him and other supporters.
When asked about how he knew about the controversial substitution, the editor simply claimed, “fantastic foresight.”
On a different note, other integrity-related news revceals that FA will conduct more than 5000 drug testing by the end of the new season 2017-18.
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