A smartphone app developed by the international football players’ union allowing professional players to anonymously report match-fixing approaches was endorsed by FIFA on Friday.
The “Red Button” whistleblower app ensures anonymity to protect players who otherwise may fear consequences to their career or personal safety, FIFPro said in a statement.
“With players facing disciplinary action for failing to report a match-fixing approach, there must be a way for them to do this without fear that they are putting themselves, their families and their careers in danger,” FIFPro legal director Roy Vermeer said.
“The Red Button app provides this facility and will help players manage this considerable risk that, through no fault of their own, might confront them at any time.”
Under the collaboration agreement, FIFA will investigate confidential information submitted through the…