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Annan Athletic chairman charged over betting on games

Annan Athletic chairman Henry McClelland has been charged by the Scottish FA for allegedly placing over 4000 football bets, including 430 involving his own side.
The bets placed by McClelland date back to July 2011 and includes four placed on Annan to lose.

A statement issued by the League Two side, read: “‘Annan Athletic Football Club recognise the complaint that has been raised by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and the club will co-operate fully with the enquiry. In the interim, the club will offer its support to the chairman until the matter is resolved.”

Meanwhile, Inverness Caley Thistle’s Lewis Horner has also been charged with allegedly placing 353 football bets, including three involving his own side. Horner’s betting dates back to July 2011.

In a statement, the Premiership club said: “Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC are aware that Lewis Horner has been served with a Scottish Football Association Notice of Complaint in relation to match betting.

“Upon speaking to Lewis he informed us that he had previously suffered from problems with gambling; for which he had sought professional help.

“Lewis regrets that, having previously received counselling with regard to his addiction, he did not ask for further help sooner. He is very contrite and is extremely embarrassed to have brought this upon both himself and the club.

“Whilst it is disappointing, he has fully co-operated with the club in this matter and we will offer him all the support possible in dealing with this.

“The matter is still under review and, until such time as that is complete, neither the club or player will be making any further comment.”

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