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Player arrested in fixing probe sacked by club

December 16, 2013

OLDHAM, England (AP) — One of the six players arrested as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in English football has been fired by his club.

Third-tier Oldham says Monday that Cristian Montano has been dismissed because of conduct that has brought the club and football authorities into disrepute and “amounts to very serious breaches of club discipline.”

Montano, who is Colombian, had already been suspended by Oldham without pay following allegations by the Sun on Sunday newspaper that he tried to get a yellow card in exchange for a payment in a League One match in October.

The six players, also including Blackburn striker D.J. Campbell, were released on bail pending a hearing in April.

A separate investigation is ongoing into allegations of match-fixing in English non-league football.

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