Speculation has been swirling today as allegations were levied that an EA Sports employee has been selling FUT cards for FIFA 21.
Allegations kicked up on social media from various players, and now EA has taken the time to respond to this news publicly.
EA Sports responds to allegations
Following the continued speculation about this situation, EA Sports has now published a statement about the issue.
The statement in full, which is shown in the tweet above, is as follows:
"We are aware of the allegations currently circulating within our community realted to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team items. A thorough investigation is underway, and if we identify improper conduct, we will take swift action. We want to be clear - this type of behavior is unacceptable, and we in no way condone what is alleged to have happened here. We understand how this creates concern about unfair balance in the game and competition. We will update the community as we get more clarity on the situation.
It's important to note that no tangible proof has been provided about these allegations, only easily alterable screenshots or ones that could be taken out of context.
Allegations swirling on social media
Some players are alleging an employee has been offering FUT cards for upwards of £1200, an astronomical cost for these in-game items.
The good news is that whether this situation has actually happened or not, EA Sports appears to be taking it very seriously.
Should there be any evidence located, action is sure to be swift and severe for any employee engaging in this conduct, or we'll hear from EA confirming this was a rumour and not reality.