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Scottish FA Charges Joey Barton With Illegal Betting

This week it was revealed that English football player Joey Barton has been charged by the Scottish Football Association with betting on 44 matches, which is a violation of the league's bylaws that contain a blanket ban on football wagers.

Barton was found to have wagered on the matches between July 1st and September 15th, and there are allegations that he took out heavy bets on Celtic to lose in their matches in the Champions League. Barton's betting allegations come after two other players for the Rangers club (the team Barton plays for) were convicted of betting on matches. Former players Ian Black and Steve Simonsen served three-game and one-game suspensions respectively after they were found to have wagered on matches.

In an advisory to Barton the SFA wrote: "Disciplinary Rule 31: In that between 1 July and 15 September 2016, both dates inclusive, you placed 44 bets upon football matches, and accordingly gambled upon football matches in contravention of Disciplinary Rule 31."

Barton is currently suspended by his club after fighting with teammates, and has been told not to speak to the media after an outburst directed toward his team's manager. He must respond by October 12th, and a preliminary hearing has been set for October 27th.

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6 October 2016 - 11:48pm
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Obviously Joey Barton never stays out of trouble.
But how to prove the loyalty to your club (Rangers) better than lay a wagers on your fears rivals Celtic to loose Joking
The guy is enormously funny, I always loved him, never getting wiser despite the age and the fact he went to jail once or twice Joking

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Barton is currently suspended by his club after fighting with teammates

And that's just meanwhile, Joking The news wasn't even about that, he could get in trouble while sleeping, he's just natural lol

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6 October 2016 - 11:58pm
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No surprises there. Its another thing to add in the long list of blemishes on his career and life. Its a shame someone with that much talent is such a fool.

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7 October 2016 - 10:09pm
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Yes agreed Ed he was quite a talent but in the end maybe a wasted one, there's such people out there, the guy is just a walking trouble.

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