Premier League players warned about fantasy football risks
Premier League players and staff up and down the country are being warned about the potential risks of taking part in the Fantasy Premier League, Sky Sports News has learned.
It follows recent high-profile cases where team news could have been leaked to opponents.
Sky Sports News reported on Monday that new software or "bots" have been used to scan any changes made to teams by people who work at football clubs - information which is then automatically published on social media.
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The rules of Fantasy Premier League mean participants have to make any changes to their team (substitutions or transfers) 90 minutes before the first match in any game week.
That could mean information being released before a game on a Friday night, that hints at the team news of any Premier League team playing on a Saturday or Sunday - or worse still, a full 73 hours before two teams play in the Monday Night Football.
Now, officials at several top clubs have told …
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