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A warning to others - Le Tissier


Mountain out of a molehill - Le Tissier

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.

"There's not much point doing a book if you're not going to tell the truth."

Le Tissier added: "It wasn't something I was particularly proud of but it was something that happened."

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.

She said: "We will only start an investigation once a complaint has been made.

"So far there does not appear to have been any complaint made in relation to this incident.

"Anyone is entitled to make a complaint and would be asked to make a statement to officers."

Le Tissier admitted to being surprised by the coverage his admission had received: "If ever a mountain was made out of molehill.

"I didn't think it was that big a deal - it wasn't like I was trying to throw a game or anything."

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