Joey Barton suspended from football for 18 months

Date published: Wednesday 26th April 2017 1:07

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Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months, the Football Association has confirmed.

The news comes after the former Rangers man admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting.

The FA statement read: “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.

“Written Reasons will follow in due course.”

The 34-year-old midfielder started his career with Manchester City and has played for Newcastle, QPR, Marseille and Rangers. He also has one full England cap.

In January, he rejoined Burnley after a successful stint with the Premier League club in 2015/16 and has played 13 league games this campaign, scoring once.

A short statement from Burnley said Barton will appeal against the length of the ban.

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