PREMIER STARS IN HOTEL SEX STING
Footballers blackmail scandal
SOME of the Premier League’s biggest names have fallen victim to a ruthless gang of blackmailers.
The stars, all household names whose identities we are protecting, have been forced to shell out tens of thousands of pounds after being caught up in a sex snare.
Criminals hire call girls to seduce the footballers, then after a night of passion contact the stars to demand cash in exchange for silence.
If they refuse to pay up then the conmen say they will go to the press with the story and ruin their reputation.
A leading football agent said: “I’ve heard of at least ten cases of this happening.
“One of my players pulled a beautiful girl at a bar in London. Well, looking back she pulled him, I guess.
“He took her back to a hotel, had a great night, and he thought that was that. They didn’t even swap numbers.
“Then a week later I got a phone call out of the blue, and there was a guy with a European accent demanding money in exchange for silence.
“He said he had photos of my lad with the girl.
“At first I told him to get lost and threatened to call the police, but the player is married with a family and wanted to put the whole thing to bed.
“I ended up having to meet this fella in a supermarket and handing over £35k in cash. We just hoped that was the end of it. Luckily, he never got in touch again.”
Last week Manchester City star Mario Balotelli admitted having an affair with Wayne Rooney’s hooker Jenny Thompson.
He says he made the confession because he wrongly thought he was being blackmailed.
In fact, Thompson (main picture, left) had NOTHING to do with the story.
The agent said: “They may seem like they have it all but in fact footballers are quite vulnerable.
“Many of them are actually naïve, and despite their wealth lots of them don’t really have much worldly experience.
“They’ve been brought up in a bubble from the age of 13 and that can cause them problems.”
It’s thought the people behind the scam are eastern European gangsters from the ruthless Albanian mafia.
A police insider also revealed the gang responsible for the blackmail scam cannot be caught until someone reports them
He said: “We are aware of this but to be honest until someone gets us involved there’s not a lot we can do.
“It happens a lot in Italy and Spain and now it’s come here.
“We think there are transcontinental crime syndicates involved at the very top.
“We’d love to stop them but sadly the victims so far have decided their reputation is more important than justice.
“We would urge anyone, footballer or not, who is the victim of a blackmail attempt to call the police.
“We will protect your identity, we will catch the criminals and we will stop it happening to other people.
“If you stay quiet, we can’t do a thing.”
WRONG: Balotelli thought he was about
to be blackmailed