Wayne Rooney’s father is one of nine men who has been arrested in a probe into betting irregularities, BBC Scotland has learned. Wayne Rooney Sr and seven other men were held at addresses in Merseyside. Motherwell FC player Steve Jennings was arrested at his home in Glasgow. Police said the men had been arrested for conspiracy to defraud. The probe relates to alleged betting irregularities surrounding a game between Motherwell and Hearts. Concerns about the game, on 14 December 2010, were raised by the Association of British Bookmakers after a number of bets from the Liverpool area were placed on there being a sending off. During the match Jennings, who had already been booked, was shown a straight red card for foul and abusive language aimed at referee Stevie O’Reilly late in the 2-1 home defeat.

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