Sacked footballer sues former employer after fake sheikh setup

Club says player's behaviour amounted to gross misconduct, irrespective of potential criminal proceedings

27 Nov 2014

A footballer whose employment was terminated following allegations he was involved in spot-fixing is to sue his former club.

Colombian winger, Cristian Montano, was sacked by League One side Oldham Athletic Football Club last December following an investigation by the now infamous Mazher Mahmood, the undercover journalist also known as the 'Fake Sheikh'.

The Sun on Sunday newspaper sting saw Montano and five other players arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Although the NCA say its investigation is ongoing it has already released all six players from bail.

Despite no criminal charges being brought against the player, Oldham Athletic made the decision to sack Montano on disciplinary grounds and irr...

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