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Paul Scholes charged over football betting

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

04:51 16 Apr 2019


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The Football Association have charged Paul Scholes with misconduct after allegedly placing 140 bets on matches between 2015 and 2019.

The former Manchester United midfielder faces the charge due to his involvement as a director of National League club Salford City, although it is not thought that charges relate to his time as manager of Oldham Athletic, which he took up in February 2019.

His sharehold in Salford City began in 2015, and the club confirmed that he left as director of the club when involved with Oldham, but that he still retains a 10% stake in Salford. Scholes left Oldham just a month after taking up the position.

The Football Association released a statement regarding the charge, and Scholes' position:

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.

The Football Association has strict rules precluding those being involved in the game betting on outcomes, regardless of whether teams they are directly involved with are competing in the associated matches.

Joey Barton was found to have breached these gambling rules in 2017, and was subsequently banned for 18 months from competing in the sport at any level.

Barton went on to reveal that he had indeed made 30 bets that included clubs that he was involved with at the time.

Scholes made 720 appearances for Manchester United, coming out of retirement in 2012 to rejoin the ranks at Old Trafford in Sir Alex Ferguson's penultimate season.

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