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Footballer Joey Barton banned for 18 months over betting

Joey Barton

The midfielder has accepted an FA misconduct charge and has been banned from all football activity

Joey Barton has been handed an 18-month ban from football in relation to a betting charge.

The Burnley midfielder accepted an FA charge in February and requested a personal hearing.

Barton is alleged to have placed 1,260 bets over a period of 10 years.

The FA has confirmed he has been suspended from “all football activity” for 18 months.

In addition, he has been fined £30,000.

Barton in action against United on Sunday (Photo: REUTERS)

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