JOEY BARTON will face an SFA charge over allegedly betting on football matches.
The midfielder, who is currently serving a suspension at Rangers, is accused of placing 44 bets on matches between July 1 and September 15 this year.
None of the matches involved Rangers.
A hearing will take place on Thursday October 27, and Barton has until Wednesday October 12 to respond to the complaint.
The SFA has a strict no-betting policy on football games and if found guilty Barton could face a ban.
Two former Rangers players are among those to have been punished for breaching the SFA’s blanket ban on football betting.
Goalkeeper Steve Simonsen missed one game after betting on 55 matches and Ian Black earlier served a three-match suspension for gambling on 140 matches, including several he played in.
The former Hearts midfielder scored in a 4-2 victory over East Stirlingshire after predicting his team would draw in an accumulator.
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