Ex-Aston Villa star Jores Okore at centre of police probe into alleged match-fixing after influx of bets on yellow card – The Sun
EX-ASTON VILLA star Jores Okore is at the centre of a police probe into alleged match-fixing after a flurry of bets on yellow cards during a match in which he was booked.
The Danish centre-back spent three seasons at Villa Park following a £4million move from Nordsjaelland in 2013.
The 27-year-old now plays for Danish Super League club Aalborg who were involved in the match in question.
Okore was booked for a high challenge on rival Oliver Lund late in their 1-0 win over Odense last October.
And Danish bookies reportedly contacted police after suspiciously large sums were bet on Okore being booked in the game.
North Jutland police said: "In February we received a so-called match-fixing report relating to Aalborg Football Club.
"On the basis of a violation of the Criminal Code dealing with fraud, we launched an investigation into the case."
Police chief Troels Kjaergaard added: "We have been investigating the case since we received the notification in February. It is still pending."
Aalborg managing director Thomas Baelum said: "We are aware of the enquiry. We are fully available to get to the bottom of the case.
"Hopefully the conclusion will be that no illegal event has taken place.
"As a club we are completely distance ourselves from match-fixing, and we look forward to having the case closed."
Ivory Coast-born Okore is an eight cap Danish international and he joined Aalborg from FC Copenhagen in 2017.
He made 43 Villa appearances during his time in England and scored once.
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