The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has released a new education film to educate footballers about the risks of spot fixing, in particular in relation to yellow and red card betting.
Produced in association with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and PFA Scotland, the animated film focuses on the significant risks footballers face in becoming the victims of corrupt approaches and highlights the likely sanctions for any player who is found guilty of spot fixing.
The film forms part of an ongoing programme of betting integrity education delivered by player associations in both face-to-face learning environments as well as online or via direct member communications.
Fraser Wishart, Chief Executive of PFA Scotland said:
“We are grateful to the PPF for providing this invaluable resource to help educate players. The film hits the mark perfectly and it will be extremely useful for us when visiting clubs to speak to players especially given that there is at least one case of a footballer in Scotland under investigation for spot fixing.”
PPF Chief Executive Simon Taylor said:
“We are continually looking at ways to reach players with important messages around betting integrity and we could not do this without the support of our betting integrity partners. It is in the interests of everyone that fans believe in what they’re watching on the pitch and films such as this reenforces that message to players and highlights how vital it is that players report corrupt approaches immediately either to their association or the footballing authorities.”
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