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John Higgins exposed by News of the World in snooker match-fixing scandal

Not a good day for snooker ahead of the World Championship final, with world #1 John Higgins seemingly exposed by a News of the World investigative report.

Let's see him get out of this one....

How world snooker champion John Higgins plots to betray his fans for cash

MILLIONAIRE World Snooker champion John Higgins is captured here on camera shaking hands on a disgraceful deal to fix a string of high-profile matches after demanding a £300,000 kickback.

The scandal will cast a dark shadow over the final of this year's championship which starts today and disgust the millions of fans tuning into the BBC to watch their sporting idols.

John Higgins caught on camera agreeing to a massive bribe to fix World Series snooker matches

After 34-year-old Higgins' shock defeat in the tournament at the hands of veteran Steve Davis, he flew to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and in a meeting with undercover News of the World investigators on Friday shamelessly:

* AGREED to deliberately LOSE frames in four matches so that illegal gambling syndicates could clean up.

* HAGGLED over the best ways to cover up the bribe - finally settled at Euro 300,000 (£261,000).

* BRAGGED it was "easy" to fool fans into believing they were watching genuine snooker action.




Seriously - how stupid have you got to be to fall for a set-up like this as a professional sports person? It's the same scam that Bruce Grobbelaar was exposed by 20 years ago!!

And there's more to the story here - Mooney: We're looking for John Higgins to maybe get beat by the likes of XXX

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