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Recent Salford co-owner and Oldham boss Paul Scholes charged for ‘placing bets on football’

Paul Scholes has been hit with a misconduct charge by the Football Association after he had placed 140 bets on football.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder allegedly did so between the 17th of August 2015 and the 12th of January 2019, during his time as Salford City co-owner.

He took the manager’s job at Oldham Athletic in February 2019 but resigned after 31 days in charge. He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.

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.

An FA statement read: “Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules.

“It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019.

“He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.”

Recently, Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry was suspended from football activity for four months, three months of which are suspended for a period of two years.

He accepted a charge for misconduct and got fined £35,000m 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.”

Darragh 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.”

Fry returned to his role at the beginning of March 2019.

In 2017, former Burnley player Joey Barton was banned from football and then released after placing 1,260 bets on matches between 2006 and 2016.

Despite receiving an 18-month ban, it was reduced by five months after an appeal, he did get a fine of £30,000.

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.

 

After finding out that Paul Scholes has been hit with a misconduct charge by the Football Association after he had placed 140 bets on football, fans took to social media to give their reaction – find out what they tweeted on the next page.

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