Footballer issues race-fix statement

Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra has issued a statement in connection with race-fixing charge by the by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

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Striker says betting ban will help him fight addiction

Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra says he is likely to face a ban from racecourses and gambling establishments, but says the ban would help him to fight his gambling addiction.

It is well publicised that I have a gambling addiction problem and I see any such sanctions as being a useful mechanism in helping me to address these problems. As of this year, I’ve voluntarily self-excluded myself from all betting institutions from where I live in Ipswich in order to help me fight this illness.

– Michael Chopra

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