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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