West Bromwich Albion to be investigated over “flagrant” use of fictional players


West Bromwich Albion are to be investigated by the Premier League for what they call “flagrant” use of fictional footballers, according to sources close to authorities.

The investigation relates to a large amount of the West Brom squad, according to our source who asked to remain unnamed, and authorities are said to be leaving no stone unturned in what could prove to be a landmark moment in the league’s history.

“We’ve been given absolutely no evidence to suggest that any of Chris Baird, Chris Brunt, Craig Gardner and James Morrison do or ever have existed. If they do, it would appear very likely they are all the same person,” said an insider.

“The Premier League has always had strict rules when it comes to registered players and under no circumstance would we allow the use of fabricated players,” he added.

If found guilty it is believed West Brom may have points deducted for the 2015/16 season or be forced to purchase real footballers for the foreseeable future.

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