Only a month ago, the Scottish FA found Joey Barton guilty of breaking betting rules.
The former Newcastle midfielder attended the hearing at Hampden and admitted to the charge of placing 44 bets between 1 July 2016 and 15 September 2016 – he was given a one match suspension.
Today (Friday 23 December), the English FA have charged Joey Barton with misconduct in relation to betting.
These new charges are for bets allegedly placed over a 10 year period, going right back to before he signed for Newcastle and right up to seven weeks before the bets started in Scotland, that he was found guilty of.
A total of 1,260 bets on this latest charge.
English FA Official Statement
JOEY BARTON CHARGED FOR MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Joey Barton has been charged for misconduct in relation to betting.
It is 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.
He has until 5 January 2017 to respond to the charge.
***What I haven’t seen elsewhere, is that these charges could be potentially a lot more serious for Joey Barton than what happened in Scotland.
The fact these alleged bets were placed as far back as 2006 is interesting, as it pre-dates the changes that were made in 2014.
Football players in England are now banned from betting on any football matches in the World but that wasn’t the case before 2014.
Previous to that, participants were only prohibited from betting on a match or competition in which they were involved or could influence….