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Old 05-02-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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Higgins RUINED FOR EVER!

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/

WOW WHAT A FIXER
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im sorry betty, i couldnt believe it either.

so dissapointed in higgins, was one of my fave players before this.

he cant even make an excuse, its all on video in fact for the whole world to see, hes finished for good.
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4 frames during a match?no the match...for 300.000 euros


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He looks so happy about the deal.
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Wow, just wow.
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wonder what will be adee-gee's input on this
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I don't understand snooker at all, but sometimes I watch it - waiting for tennis on Eurosport to start, LOL. So, I actually know who Higgins is.

Ouch. Just - ouch.

Why does he need 300,000 Euro? Doesn't he make enough money as it is?
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Na zdravie piece of shit
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How could he ruin his legacy by doing something like this? He earns enough money. What a blow to the sport to have one of its greatest players ever involved in something like this.
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How could he ruin his legacy by doing something like this? He earns enough money. What a blow to the sport to have one of its greatest players ever involved in something like this.
Not to mention a board member... You'd think he has enough money, especially since it didn't seem like there would have been some threats made to the family (as I think the case with Davydenko might have been).

Though at its heart, match fixing is about money laundering.

As someone who's liked Higgins I'm disappointed. I've always enjoyed listening to his Scottish accent, not to mention his great play.
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don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that Higgins appears willing to take the cash or the disgusting tactics used by this absolute rag of a newspaper.

Would this stand up in the Court of Arbitration for Sport if he was banned? Entrapment by scummy journalists can't be legally watertight...
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John Higgins has insisted he would never fix a snooker match and declared his conscience was "100% clear" following the newspaper allegations that he agreed to throw frames in return for money.

Commenting for the first time since the allegations emerged in the News of the World, 34-year-old Higgins claimed he only said he would participate in the deal so he could get out of a potentially threatening situation.

He said in a statement read out on BBC2 prior to the World Championship final: "Can I say I have never been involved in any form of snooker match-fixing. In my 18 years playing professional snooker I have never deliberately missed a shot never mind intentionally lost a frame or a match."

He explained: "Those who know me are aware of my love for snooker and that I would never do anything to damage the integrity of the sport I love. My conscience is 100% clear."

Higgins, the sport's new world number one, was suspended by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, and his manager Pat Mooney resigned from the WPBSA board.

Both men were secretly videoed by an undercover reporter who was posing as a businessman at a meeting which the News of the World say took place in the days following Higgins' World Championship second-round defeat to Steve Davis.

"In all honesty I became very worried at the way the conversation developed in Kiev," Higgins said in his statement.

"When it was suggested that I throw frames in return for large sums of money, I was really spooked, I just wanted to get out of the hotel and onto the plane home.

"I didn't know if this was the Russian mafia or who we were dealing with. At that stage I felt the best course of action was just to play along with these guys and get out of Russia."
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