EX-LIVERPOOL stars like Emile Heskey and Rickie Lambert are reeling after investing in a World cup app that was never released.
Milan keeper Pepe Reina and former Denmark defender Daniel Agger also poured funds into the failed betting firm as did former Norwich striker Grant Holt.
The Mail report that the five ex-Premier League stars all contributed towards Veros Digital Partnership.
The company’s last big plan was thought to be a gambling game based on World Cup penalties – in time for Russia 2018.
But the app never came out.
Instead, Companies House records show the company has been “dissolved by a compulsory strike-off”.
This means the company has been taken off the Companies House register and in effect no longer exists.
The footballers had invested in the company for the past five years, some as directors.
The Mail state a source as revealing: “The company was constantly delaying the release of games and kept demanding more investment.”
In all, it is thought 24 investors paid a total of £1.1m towards the company.
The firm is reportedly owed another £1.9m.
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