IFA chairman: I was absolutely not involved in match fixing

January 9, 2012 09:32


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Israel Football Association chairman Avi Luzon asserted his innocence Monday morning, stating that he was absolutely not involved in match fixing, in an interview with Army Radio.

His comments followed eight hours of police questioning by the fraud unit on Sunday, in connection with an ongoing investigation into alleged match fixing and interfering in the placement of officials.

'I absolutely did not interfere with the assignation of referees, in any game, for any team. Not in Petah Tikvah or anywhere else," he said.

"No recording that they played me during my investigation amazed me. Everyone is leaking whatever they like," he said. "Everyone who knows me knows one thing, even those who hate me: I am an honest and fair man. Sometimes people get angry and say I'm an extrovert, but I speak my mind. That's sometimes my  problem."

Luzon added that he was by no means considering quitting.  

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