Barton given ban by SFA after betting rule breach

Date published: Thursday 17th November 2016 3:50

Joey Barton: In hot water

Joey Barton: In hot water

Joey Barton has been handed a one-match suspension for breaking Scottish Football Association betting rules.

The former Rangers midfielder admitted breaching the SFA’s zero-tolerance rules, which forbid players gambling on any match.

The 34-year-old – whose Rangers contract was terminated last week – placed 44 bets on games between July 1, when his Ibrox deal started, until September 15.

His suspension will be carried over if and when he signs for a new club in January.

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