Tainted football referee learnt to fix matches on YouTube

Ali Sabbagh of Lebanon has said that a businessman taught him how to fix football matches by showing him videos on Youtube.

updated: July 16, 2013 10:51 IST
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Singapore: A Lebanese football referee jailed for accepting free sex to rig Asian zone matches testified that a Singaporean businessman used YouTube to show him how to fix a game.

Ali Sabbagh, speaking on the first day of the trial of Eric Ding Si Yang, said the businessman sent him "20 to 30" YouTube links by email to "teach me how to make wrong decisions".

"The videos had too many decisions where the decision made by the referee is not the right decision," he said. Ding is accused of providing Sabbagh, 34, and two other Lebanese officials with women who gave them free sexual services before a match in Singapore in April in which they were supposed to officiate.

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