Soccer-PFA backs Taylor over betting allegations (Reuters)

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – England’s Professional Footballers’ Association pledged its full support for chief executive Gordon Taylor on Thursday following newspaper allegations that he ran up gambling debts of over 100,000 pounds ($155,400). The Sun said that Taylor, who has been in the role since 1981, had gambled four million pounds in 2000 bets over two-and-half years, and owed a now-defunct telephone betting firm just over 100,000 pounds. “The Management Committee are aware of the recent press allegations regarding Gordon Taylor,” the PFA said in a statement on its website (www.thepfa. …

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