Wayne Rooney's father has been arrested as part of an investigation into betting irregularities at a Scottish Premier League football match.

Police did not name the suspect but offered details of the arrest in response to a question about the elder Rooney, who is also called Wayne.

The younger Rooney, who plays for Manchester United and England's national football team, has not been implicated in the investigation.

The investigation focuses on a match between Motherwell and Hearts on Dec. 14. Police say eight other men, including Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings, were also arrested in the probe.

The investigation is centered around a player receiving a red card in the match. Jennings was sent off with eight minutes remaining.