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R.I.P. Peter Swan (Sheff. Wed.)


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The Owls have announced that their former England Centre half Peter Swan has sadly passed away. 

Although representing his country on 19 occasions, he will forever be remembered as part of a game fixing scandal involving a 2-0 Wednesday defeat at Ipswich in 1962.

Along with team mates Tony Kay and David Layne, he bet on Wednesday to lose the Division One fixture at Portman Road, which they duly did. This subsequently led to a four month prison sentence and a lifetime ban from the game, which was lifted on appeal in 1972.

A terrible waste of talent and unfortunately his name will be forever synonymous with corruption in the game.

Whatever his misdemeanors, his death should be acknowledged by the football fraternity. 

Another footballer from my childhood sadly no longer with us. 

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Sad to hear that news.Another great talent who sadly became corrupted and sent to prison.How many players ,since him ,have bet on games, is probably common .Betting should have no place in football,including sponsership/owners.RIP Peter Swan

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