Little Flutter: Joey Barton Charged By FA For Placing 1,260 Football-Related Bets

Chris Wright

23rd, December 2016

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No sooner had the ink dried on his preliminary agreement to rejoin Burnley has Joey Barton found himself in trouble with The FA once again, this time in relation to his betting habits.

The 34-year-old midfielder has been charged after placing 1,260 bets between 26th March 2006 and 13th May 2016, all of which the FA reckon contravene their rules about professional players betting on football matches.

According to the Guardian , the FA were only made aware of Barton’s bets when the bookmaker in question contacted them in September, after which they launched their investigation.

Indeed, the FA tweaked their gambling

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