English football has been "complacent" about the threat of match fixing and must use the arrests made on Wednesday as a wake-up call that will shock it into action, according to global corruption investigator and former FIFA chief Chris Eaton.
Six men were arrested by the National Crime Agency following an undercover investigation by the Daily Telegraph, with three of them said to be footballers.
The matches that are under suspicion are reported to have been at non-league level but Eaton believes this could be just the tip of the iceberg.
Eaton is the sports integrity director at the International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS), a Doha-based not-for-profit organization set up in 2010 to "work with all those responsible for sport safety, security and integrity", which counts governments and sport associations among its clients.
As such he is considered to be football's 'chief policeman' with this role following a 30-year career in the Australian police force, FIFA's security adviser for the 2010 World Cup and then FIFA's full time head of security, during which time he set up the federation's anti match fixing and criminal behavior program.
But Eaton's hopes these stunning revelations will shock football into action despite his fears that match fixing is 'endemic' in the sport.