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Gambling advert withdrawn after A-League player appearing in it was charged with alleged betting corruption

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GambleAware NSW has removed a video of Macarthur FC player Kearyn Baccus. Image: ABC
  • Anti-gambling advert showing A-League player Kearyn Baccus removed
  • He was one of three players arrested and charged for alleged corruption.
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A “responsible gaming” advert has been removed after an A-League player featured in the video was accused of betting corruption.

Macarthur Football Club player Kearyn Baccus was one of three players charged on Friday following an investigation into alleged yellow card tampering.

Just a few months earlier, the 32-year-old midfielder had starred in a Liquor and Gaming NSW campaign aimed at raising awareness of problem gambling.

ABC reported in the video, since being removed from the GambleAware NSW Facebook page, Baccus told people to seek help if gambling was stressing them out.

GambleAware NSW has removed a video of Macarthur FC player Kearyn Baccus. Image: ABC

Kearyn Baccus, the older brother of Socceroos star Keanu Baccus, was one of three players charged on Friday.

Kearyn Baccus, the older brother of Socceroos star Keanu Baccus, was one of three players charged on Friday.

The video was posted on February 21 and was captioned: “Macarthur FC’s Kearyn Baccus shares how you can tell if you’re going overboard when it comes to betting.”

Baccus was one of three players arrested and charged on Friday, along with Macarthur FC captain Ulises Dávila, 33, and player Clayton Lewis, 27.

Police allege Davila recruited two other players to deliberately earn yellow cards in two A-League matches last year before rewarding them with $10,000 each.

Dávila, 33, is originally from Mexico and was allegedly following instructions from a man believed to be involved with a criminal group in South America.

The three men were released on Friday and their matters remain before the courts. No allegations have been filed.

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