Newcastle’s Colback fined £25,000 after accepting betting charge

Date published: Tuesday 29th November 2016 10:31

Jack Colback: Has reportedly broken betting rules

Jack Colback: Broke betting rules

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback has been fined £25,000 after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge for betting.

Colback was charged with a breach of regulations introduced in 2014 which prevent players and coaches from placing bets on any football activity worldwide.

A club statement said: “Jack Colback has been fined £25,000 after he accepted an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting.

“The Newcastle United player breached FA Rule E8 in respect of a bet placed on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition on 16 March 2016.”

Colback’s offence came two days after Newcastle lost 1-0 at Leicester and four days before they drew 1-1 with his former club Sunderland as they fought desperately – and ultimately unsuccessfully – to remain in the Premier League.

However, it is understood the charge did not relate to a game which had any bearing on the 27-year-old’s club.

Colback missed Saturday’s 1-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat by Blackburn with an eye problem and it remains to be seen whether or not he returns to action in the EFL Cup quarter-final at Hull on Tuesday evening.

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