Rangers midfielder Joey Barton charged with breaking gambling rules
Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been issued with a notice of complaint by the Scottish Football Association after being accused of betting on football matches.
The SFA issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon in which it alleged the Rangers midfielder placed 44 bets between July 1 and September 15 this year.
The former Manchester City player has until Wednesday 12 October to respond, with a principal hearing date set for Thursday, October 27.
The SFA has a strict no-betting policy on football games and if found guilty, Barton could face a ban and have his contract cancelled.
Belfast Telegraph Digital