Gordon Taylor receives "full support" from PFA

The PFA give their "full support" to chief executive Gordon Taylor following reports of gambling debt.

The Professional Footballers' Association have given their public backing to chief executive Gordon Taylor following his gambling controversy.

Reports emerged claiming that the 68-year-old had spent £4m on 2,000 bets, with some cases involving England and Premier League matches.

There were suggestions that the chief executive's role within the organisation was in doubt, but the PFA have no plans to punish Taylor.

The statement read: "We have discussed this with him and he has our full support. Whilst this is a private matter for Gordon, he has informed us that this dispute has been in the hands of lawyers for some time. For that reason, it would be inappropriate for us to comment specifically.

"We recognise that gambling is part of our culture and part of football and it is for that reason that the PFA remains committed to continue in its work to raise awareness levels and educate."

The reports claimed that Taylor had racked up around £100,000 of gambling debts.

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