UEFA warns Wilshere over tweets about placing bets on Arsenal
Wilshere disciplined by UEFA over tweets about placing bets on Arsenal
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The Euro football chiefs have slapped the England midfielder with an official warning for implying he had placed a wager on a teammate in a Champions League match.
Wilshere, who missed Euro 2012 with an ankle injury, has been given a formal ticking-off for bringing the integrity of the game into doubt.
The young midfielder had said fellow Gunner Emmanuel Frimpong was "worth a cheeky Â£10" to open the scoring at odds of 150/1 in a clash with Greek side Olympiakos.
The England starlet was not involved in the match himself because of the same injury.But as a result of a seven-month investigation, soccer bosses reached a decision yesterday that he had broken its laws.
"The player has been warned for being in breach of the principles of integrity of matches and competitions. The disciplinary measure was a warning," The Sun quoted a UEFA spokesman, as saying.
Wilshere insisted he had been only joking, tweeting: "I didn't actually bet on the game. I know we're not allowed to! I was only messing just to be clear." (ANI)