Football bet scandal Star Swan dies at 84
Sunday People|January 24, 2021
PETER Swan, the England footballer whose career was wrecked by a betting scandal uncovered by the Sunday People, died this week aged 84.
Phil Cardy

Swan was a star defender at Sheffield Wednesday and had won 19 England caps before he was banned from the sport in 1964 and then later jailed for four months.

Along with fellow Owls players Tony Kay and David Layne, Swan had placed a bet on Wednesday to lose in an away match at Ipswich in December 1962.

The Owls were beaten 2-0 at Portman Road which netted the trio £100 each on a 2-1 bet at a time when star players earned around £20 a match.

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