Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has been suspended from football activity for four months, three months of which are suspended for a period of two years.
It comes after he accepted a charge for misconduct in relation to betting during the 2017/18 season in breach of FA Rule E8.
A statement taken from the Posh’s website read: “The accepted charges related to a bet on a Peterborough United player to finish as the highest goal scorer in the 2017/2018 season and for Peterborough United to be promoted.”
MacAnthony tweeted: “Myself & club fully behind Barry on this. Storm in a teacup & will be resolved & full facts revealed once his hearing happens and finishes etc. Trust me on that.”
The former Birmingham City, Southend United and Peterborough boss was also fined £35,000 following an hearing yesterday two days ago, with his suspension starting from today onwards.
It was back in August 2014 that the Football Association made it illegal for players and manager to officials and staff in football to bet on all matches.
In 2016, Joey Barton was charged with misconduct and banned initially for 18 months before being reduced to 13, with the FA claiming he placed 1,260 bets between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.
Daniel Sturridge was also charged in relation to FA’s Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of January 2018.
Football fans took to social media to give their reaction to Barry Fry getting suspended from football activity due to betting, the majority were left baffled – take a look at what they tweeted on the next page.