John Higgins sting operation 2010 (N.O.T.W.)

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In 2010 World Snooker champion John Higgins and his then manager Pat Mooney were alleged by the News of the World to have agreed to accept €300,000 (£261,000) in return for arranging the outcome of four frames in matches to be played later this year. A News of the world sting operation had been set up in a hotel room in Kiev, Ukraine with hidden cameras. AVF illustrated that not only had the order of the video clips been swapped around but also the transcript displayed by NOTW was incorrect in that they omitted Mr. Higgins ending his sentence with the word “No” when offered the large bribe to throw frames in future matches. This work was pivotal in saving his career at the time.

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