Barton shame: The massive bet he made on Newcastle to lose while at the club – reliable journalist
By Matt Farr
Former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton once made a massive £500 bet on his team to lose during his time with the club.
Daily Mail correspondent Craig Hope revealed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that Barton had placed a bet of £500 on Chelsea to beat his side in November 2010.
Biggest of Joey Barton's bets against NUFC while at club was £500 on Chelsea to win at SJP in Nov, 2010. It was 1-1. He was not in the squad
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) April 26, 2017
The Football Association announced on their official website on Wednesday that the 34-year-old had been hit with an 18-month ban from all footballing activity, after the controversial star admitted to a misconduct charge in relation to betting.
It was alleged that between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016, Barton had 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.
However, it has also been revealed that Barton’s betting activity included bets against his own side, including during his four-year stint at Newcastle.
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The £500 bet placed against Newcastle in their Premier League meeting with Chelsea in November 2010 is understood to have been the biggest of Barton’s bets against the Magpies.
The match between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw, with Barton omitted from the matchday squad.
Barton is currently under contract at Premier League outfit Burnley, following a short stint in Scotland with Rangers at the start of the season.
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