Who controls football in Britain today? The FA? The clubs? The fans? The shocking reality is that organised crime is moving in more aggressively than a Wayne Rooney tackle and there s little the authorities can do about it. ootball and Gangsters is an explosive in-depth investigation into the sinister underbelly of modern soccer. It exposes the new phenomenon of taxing a protection racket in which villains force young, highly paid Premiership stars and their agents to hand over cash under threat of injury and death. Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Fowler are just some of the stars who have fallen foul of the game s godfathers and paid the price. Their horrific stories are revealed exclusively here. he book also addresses the wider influence of organised crime in football. It reveals how drug dealers launder money by buying clubs, highlights the influence of Asian betting rings and unveils the hooligan gangs who have muscled into big-time crime and the boardroom. Through a series of dangerous undercover investigations, along with interviews with players, club officials, police and the underworld figures responsible, the sensational evidence is laid bare for the first t
Graham Johnson is a full-time crime writer and author of the bestselling Powder Wars and Druglord. He is a former investigations editor at the Sunday Mirror and during ten years on Fleet Street covered subjects including child slavery, people smuggling, drugs and the Balkan Wars.