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Former Aston Villa player in alleged match-fixing police probe

Former Aston Villa player Jores Okore is in an alleged match-fixing police probe after betting on yellow cards during a match in which he was booked.

The Danish defender, who spent three seasons at Villa Park before heading to Nordsjaelland in 2013, now plays for Aalborg who were involved in the match in question.

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Okore, yes that man who famously scored that howler of an own goal against Luton all them years ago, was booked for a high challenge on rival Oliver Lund late in their 1-0 win over Odense last October.

One Danish bookies reportedly contacted police after suspiciously large sums were bet on Okore being booked in the game.

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North Jutland police said: “In February we received a so-called match-fixing report relating to Aalborg Football Club.

“On the basis of a violation of the Criminal Code dealing with fraud, we launched an investigation into the case.”

Police chief Troels Kjaergaard added: “We have been investigating the case since we received the notification in February. It is still pending.”

Aalborg managing director Thomas Baelum said: “We are aware of the enquiry. We are fully available to get to the bottom of the case.

“Hopefully the conclusion will be that no illegal event has taken place.

“As a club we are completely distance ourselves from match-fixing, and we look forward to having the case closed.”

He made 43 appearances during his time in England and scored once. Okore and his Villa teammates finished 13th for their first season back in the Championship.

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