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Non league footballer sacked after gambling on own club’s results

A non league footballer has been sacked after gambling on his own club’s results, it has been revealed in a statement over the weekend.

Chippenham Town midfielder Karnell Chambers has had his contract terminated after he placed a number of bets on football fixtures, some of which involving his own club.

A spokesman for National League South side Chippenham Town said: “Karnell’s contract with the club has been terminated with immediate effect.

“After consideration of the facts provided by the FA and interviewing Karnell, the board decided that placing bets on Chippenham Town games in which he participated, left the Board and Management Team with a complete lack of trust and confidence in the player and as such amounted to gross misconduct.

“Whilst the FA are yet to make their decision on the matter, the club fully upholds the FA stance on not permitting players or club officials to place bets on football games, especially ones where they could influence the result of the game.”

Chambers was originally suspended by the club while an investigation was launched.

The forward, who joined in March 2018, said on Twitter: “Been a great 2 years at Chippenham. Had many great memories thanks to all the support from everyone at the club and to the fans who believed in me every week.”

He last scored on January 4 in a 3-2 defeat to Tonbridge Angels.

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