Barton’s Burnley Career Looks Over
Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed that midfielder Joey Barton has been suspended from football and all football activity for 18-months with immediate effect after he admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to betting.
It was 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.
Following the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the Burnley midfielder was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct. Barton and his legal team are currently preparing an appeal to the length of the ban, however it does now look like the midfielders career at Turf Moor has sadly come to an end.