SFA Charge Rangers Midfielder Ian Black With Betting Against His Own Team

Chris Wright

20th, August 2013


By Chris Wright

Soccer - IRN-BRU Scottish Division Three - East Stirlingshire v Rangers - Ochilview Park

Alarm bells started ringing when Black began celebrating his own-goals

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) have issued Rangers midfielder Ian Black with a formal notice of complaint after accusing the 28-year-old of betting against his “then-registered club” on three seperate occasions between March 4th, 2006 and July 28th, 2013.

The former Hearts and Inverness Caledonian Thistle player has also been charged with breaching the SFA’s betting restrictions by betting against his then-registered club, i.e, the club he played for at the time, on 10 further occasions.

In total, the SFA have charged Black with betting on three football matches on then-registered club not to win, betting on a further 10 football matches that involved his then-registered club and betting on a further 147 football matches taking place in competitions in which he was directly involved.

Or, “doing a Chopra” as it’s known in the business.