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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:

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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!


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