In organized sports, match-fixing is the act of playing or officiating a match to achieve a predetermined result, oftentimes violating the rules of the game and often the law. There are many reasons why match-fixing might take place, including receiving bribes from bookmakers or sports bettors, and blackmail. Competitors may also intentionally perform poorly to gain a future advantage, such as a better draft pick or the opportunity to face an easier opponent in a later round of competition. A player might also play poorly to rig a handicap system.
Following the Manchester City victory against Aston on Sunday, during the last game of the season, a win for Manchester City was a must for them to win the league. Football lovers from across the world slammed Manchester City for match-fixing following their 3 goals that were scored within 5 minutes.
During the week, there were rumors that there was a clause in the agreement between Manchester City and Aston Villa when Manchester City was signing Jack Grealish that stated that if Manchester City wins the league with Jack Grealish, they will give Aston Villa the sum of 15 million euros.
Below are some of the comments that were made by football lovers across the world.
Aston Villa needs to be investigated for match-fixing. They intentionally lost because of the money they intended to receive from the Grealish transfer. I hope that the Premier League is going to check the Manchester City match today to make sure City isn't doing any match-fixing to have everything go their way and make sure the refs aren't from Manchester.
This team, especially Olsen, needs to be investigated for match fraudulent behavior the way they let 3 goals go in so easily. Is this a match-fixing scam? You don't go 2.0 up away to Manchester City on a title decider and let them score 3? There is a smell of corruption.
Judging from the time frame of Manchester City's comeback, do you also think that if the Premier League was about to conduct some investigation, they might find the match fraudulent in the game between Manchester City and Aston Villa? Please leave your views in the comment section below.
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