Amaya ‘nothing to do with’ match-fixing

Antonio Amaya has issued a statement regarding allegations of match-fixing in which he categorically denies any involvement.

Amaya was one of two players accused of trying to rig a Primera match at the end of last season, during his time as a Real Betis player.

Now at Rayo Vallecano, Amaya has said he wants to put on record his innocence and also defended Betis against the charge.

“I have never taken part, like Real Betis, in any act prejudicial to the integrity and proper functioning of competitions, and I have never made any proceedings which may involve a breach of legal or ethical standards, as I have always acted properly,” the statement read, according to Marca.

“[I condemn] anything which strongly violates the rules of competition and of clean sport. I am in favour of full cooperation, as appropriate, with any sporting institution and authority in clarifying the facts.

“Similarly, and since the right to honour and reputation is undeniable, inalienable and imprescriptible, I will exercise appropriate legal action in defence of my rights before any imputation of facts or the manifestation of value judgements through actions or expressions that in any way injure my dignity.”

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