February 10, 2015

John Sutton Suspended

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 12:49 pm

Irish amateur player John Sutton has been charged with match-fixing in relation to an International Championship Qualifier in September and has been suspended from snooker pending the result of this enquiry.

I wrote about this match at the time in this post and don’t have a great deal to add.

The one thing I will say is that I have chatted to John, who I know and like very much, about this and I’ve also been contacted by someone who is implicated in the whole episode. It goes totally against what I know of John, as he’s a thoroughly decent bloke who loves the sport.

I’m not going to break any confidences by recounting his side of things, or the correspondence with the other person, who I don’t know personally, but the version of events from Ireland is plausible enough and I’m sure will form the basis of John’s defence. 

We’ll have to wait and see how this pans out. 

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