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Football, horse racing and cycling “most corrupt sports”

Half of Britons believe that football, horse racing and cycling are plagued with dishonesty and cheating, according to a recent poll.

A YouGov poll commissioned by Middlesex University London revealed that 50 per cent of British people are concerned with the lack of fair play in football, with 49 per cent thinking the same for horse racing and 47 per cent for cycling.

Despite recent spot-fixing revelations in cricket, only 28 per cent of poll respondents believed cheating to be a problem in the sport.

Only six per cent of people believed that cheating didn’t negatively affect any of the listed sports, also including athletics, boxing, rugby, snooker and swimming.