Joey Barton Caught Up in Another Betting Controversy and Absolutely Nobody is Surprised

Joey Barton Caught Up in Another Betting Controversy and Absolutely Nobody is Surprised

Joey Barton has been caught up in another controversy just days after re-signing for Burnley after the FA charged him with breaking betting rules.

The midfielder has endured a miserable year after his move to Rangers last summer turned sour incredibly quickly, and this is actually his second charge for breaching gambling laws in UK football.

The news was announced this afternoon by the FA and, as you can probably imagine, absolutely nobody was surprised to hear that the 34-year-old veteran was in hot water again:


Remarkably, the news of Barton’s charge comes just a month after he was handed a one-match ban by the Scottish footballing authorities after admitting to the charge of placing 44 bets between 1 July and 15 September 2016.

We have no idea how that could affect the length of any ban the English FA could place on him, but you imagine it won’t help his case.

Perhaps it might be a while longer than we thought before we see Joey in action again!


In this week’s show, Daniel is joined by editor Jonny Boyle and two more guests making their season debut. Kenny Millar of The Scottish Sun gets a spot as well as Southampton’s Director of Scouting and Recruitment Ross Wilson.
Given Kenny’s coverage of Ian Cathro and youth football in Scotland, as well as Ross’ extensive experience at the top of the game both north and south of the border, we talk about the new Hearts boss, Malky Mackay as the SFA Performance Director and much more.

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