Burnley’s Joey Barton won’t be taking part in matches anytime soon following an 18-month ban handed to him by the Football Association for misconduct. As per the reports, a misconduct charge was placed on the former Manchester City and QPR midfielder in February as he was accused of placing too many bets, thus breaching the betting rules.
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The player accepted that he placed 1260 bets over the span of 10 years. The ban means that Joey Barton’s career is almost over.
An FA statement read: "Joey Barton has been suspended from football and all football activity for 18-months with immediate effect after he admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting.
"It was alleged that between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016, he placed 1,260 bets on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, football matches or competitions in breach of FA Rule E8.
"Following the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the Burnley midfielder was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct.”