Three English soccer players happen fined and suspended for betting against FA policy (Image:CWSL)
The Football Association (FA) England’s governing body for soccer has made a true point of cracking down harshly on players and staff users who violate guidelines about gambling on matches. Apparently, they’re willing to go very, really far down the league ladder to get and punish those who break those rules.
Wagering Rule Breaches
The FA punished three players from AFC Hayes for admitting to multiple breaches of the rules that are betting. Each player was fined and suspended, with the punishments varying based on the true number of bets created by the players. According to reports, none of this players are accused of betting on matches played by AFC Hayes, but these were wagering on games within leagues and tournaments on which they were competing, which is against FA policy.
If you have not heard about AFC Hayes, that is okay: it doesn’t make you a bad soccer fan, as also many English fans have only heard the name in moving. The team plays way down in the Southern League Division One Central, a league composed of semi-professional and amateur squads in the eighth tier of English soccer. The group’s best achievements in the past include winning the Spartan Southern Midlands League Premier Division South as soon as reaching the second qualifying round of the FA Cup competition. Attendance at home matche (more…)