Former Leeds United winger Pawel Cibicki, signed by Thomas Christiansen in 2017, has been suspended for match-fixing.
Phil Hay relayed the news, which has been splashed over the Swedish media.
The good news is that while the alleged offence happened while he was owned by Leeds, none of the games in question involved the Whites.
In the report that Hay tweeted it says, “The case concerns the receipt of money by Paweł Cibicki for a yellow card in the Swedish league match in the season 2018/2019 Kalmar KK – IF Elfsborg and is not related to his performances on the fields of Ekstraklasa.”
The game in question was in May 2019 and ended in a 1-1 draw.
Cibicki spent the second half of the 18/19 season on loan at Swedish side Elfsborg, where he made 14 appearances.
He spent another half-season out on loan at Den Haag before moving in a permanent deal to Pogon Szczecin in January 2020.
allegations don't relate to any games involving Leeds. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 5, 2021
No influence at Leeds
The joke doing the rounds among Leeds fans right now is how Cibicki could ever be accused of affecting a match.
He did precious little at Leeds and goes down as one of Orto’s mistakes.
He made 10 appearances for us and registered two assists but his time was over long before Marcelo Bielsa arrived at Leeds.
Leeds may have owned the player while the match-fixing offence took place but there will be no repercussions for us and it didn’t happen in one of our games.
Even if it had, it would be the player who was punished, not Leeds.
It’s a serious accusation, though, and Cibicki will stay suspended from all footballing activities until the case is sorted.
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