UEFA rap Arsenal's Wilshere over £10 tweet

Crocked star ticked off for bringing game into disrepute

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has been let off with a warning by UEFA after appearing to boast on Twitter about betting on his team.

Euro football chiefs have slapped the England midfielder, 20, with an official warning for implying he had placed a wager on a team-mate in a Champions League match, according to The Sun.

The crocked England star has been given a formal ticking-off for bringing the integrity of the game into doubt, it said.
 
Wilshere missed the Euro 2012 having also missed the entire season because of an ankle injury.

He was not involved in the match himself because of the same injury.
 
Wilshere tweeted fellow Gunner Emmanuel Frimpong was “worth a cheeky £10” to open the scoring at odds of 150/1 in a clash with Greek side Olympiakos.

As a result of a seven-month investigation, following a revelation by The Sun, soccer bosses determined that he had broken its laws.
 
A UEFA spokesman said: “The player has been warned for being in breach of the principles of integrity of matches and competitions.
 
“The disciplinary measure was a warning.”

During the game on December 6, when Frimpong hit the sidenetting with the score at 0-0, Wilshere also tweeted: “Frimmy nearly won me some money there!”
 
All players are banned from betting on games involving their own sides, even if they are not taking part themselves.
 
Wilshere is no longer on Twitter. The £50,000-a-week star closed his account last month.
 
Both of his references to betting were deleted immediately from his Twitter profile that day.
 
And later he insisted he had been only joking, tweeting: “I didn’t actually bet on the game. I know we’re not allowed to! I was only messing just to be clear.”

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