Joey Barton Given 18-Month Ban From Football

Joey Barton Given 18-Month Ban From Football
By PJ Browne

Joey Barton has been banned by the FA for betting on football.

In a statement released this afternoon, the FA announced that the 34-year-old will be suspended from 'all football activity' for 18 months.

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.

After a disappointing spell with Rangers, Barton returned to play for Burnley in January.

He has made 18 appearances in all since his return to Turf Moor as Sean Dyche's side secured their Premier League status.

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