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Published: 10:33 | 20/9/16

Barton investigated over betting


Joey Barton is being investigated for allegations that he broke football betting rules.

The Scottish Football Association and the Gambling Commission are investigating claims that the controversial midfielder placed a bet on Celtic to suffer a heavy defeat to Barcelona in their Champions League Group C opener last week.

SFA rules prohibit players from betting on football and if found guilty the 34-year-old could face a ban.

News of the investigation comes just a day after Barton was banned by Rangers for three weeks following a training ground bust-up in the wake of the club's 5-1 defeat to Celtic.

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