Six men have found themselves arrested this week, amid rumours of match fixing in football, according to CNN. 

The men arrested include five footballers: Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell, Oldham midfielder Cristian Montano, Portsmouth defender Sam Sodje and two Tranmere Rovers players, striker Akpo Sodje and defender Ian Goodison.

The sixth man arrested is business man Steve Sodje, the brother of Sam and Akpo.

The arrests follow video footage of Sam Sodje, taken by The Sun newspaper and provided to The National Crime Agency. The video in question shoes Sodje claiming to have earned himself £70,000 for getting himself purposely sent off in a League One match last season.

Campbell, Montano and the three Sodje brothers have since been released on bail, pending further police enquiries, while Ian Goodison remains in custody.

Statements have come -following the arrests- from clubs involved with these players.

Oldham boss Lee Johnson's words echo the main bulk of opinion toward the accusations. He said: "There's no place for any kind of match fixing. It's too beautiful a game for that. We've got to stamp it out. We have to remove people from the game that could ruin it."

The investigations into match fixing will be ongoing, with more arrests possible as further information comes to light.

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