The governing body of European football has revealed that some of the people working on a case with match-fixing have received death threats.
UEFA have announced that inspectors from their organisation that have been involved with the research of Albanian club Skenderbeu Korce regarding a certain pattern of match fixing, have received death threats.
The Albanian club were banned from European competition for the season of 2016-17 as a result of the investigation, with UEFA coming out with an official statement on the matter.
“Today, UEFA disciplinary inspectors working on this case have received anonymous death threats, presumably intended to intimidate them and stop them from carrying out their work,” UEFA said, according to EuroSport.
“These threats will not succeed and the police have also been informed. UEFA remains fully committed to the fight against match fixing and all UEFA staff working on these crucial matters can count on the full support of the organisation.”
The president of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, added:
“We will never allow UEFA staff working on these matters, or any other matters, to be subject to threats or intimidation from any third parties.
“They have the full backing of the organisation, including 100 per cent personal support from me.”