5 times players got in trouble for betting on football

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis was charged by the Football Association on Wednesday with misconduct in relation to betting.

Brebner Muscat

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The Argentinian is alleged to have committed "12 breaches of FA rule E8 concerning football matches between 22 January 2016 and 28 January 2016".



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Here, Press Association Sport and SBS recounts seven instances of betting regulation breaches in football, when punishments were handed out.

GRANT BREBNER

In 2008, while playing for Melbourne Victory Grant Brebner placed a $2.48 bet on his side to lose or draw it's Asian Champions League clash with Chonburi FC. Brebner said he immediately regretted the decision and admitted he had an addicition to gambling. FFA fined the former Manchester United midfielder $5,000 and was given a four match ban.

KEVIN MUSCAT

Also in 2008, Muscat was found to have placed a $100 wager on the Central Coast Mariners clash with Brisbane Roar. He was fined $3,000. 

CRAIG MOORE

The former Australia captain was also fined $3,000 along with Muscat in 2008 when he pleaded guilty to placing bets totalling $600 on the Adelaide United's Asian Champions league clash with Gamba Osaka and the Reds' game against the Wellington Phoenix.

ANDROS TOWNSEND

England midfielder Townsend was fined £18,000 ($33,741) by the Football Association in June 2013 while a Tottenham player, after he admitted breaching betting regulations. He received a four-month suspension, three months of which were suspended until July 1, 2016. Townsend voluntarily withdrew from England's squad for the 2013 European Under-21 Championship. Townsend now plays for Newcastle.

CAMERON JEROME

Striker Jerome was fined £50,000 ($93,727) in August 2013 for breaking FA betting rules. Jerome, a Stoke player at the time, who is now with Norwich, was also severely warned by the FA about his future conduct following an independent regulatory commission hearing.


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Published 31 March 2016 at 12:24am
Source: PA Sport, SBS