January 29, 2023

APPEAL BOARD SUSPENDS CHRIS MAGUIRE FOR SIX WEEKS DUE TO FA BETTING RULES BREACHES

An Appeal Board has suspended Chris Maguire from all football activities for six weeks following multiple breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules.

The FA charged the forward with allegedly breaching FA Rule E8 by placing 52 bets on football matches between 17 March 2017 and 12 February 2022.

Chris Maguire partially denied the charges and requested a personal hearing. The FA subsequently withdrew several charges, and an independent Regulatory Commission imposed a £750 fine and warning, but The FA appealed.

The Appeal Board allowed The FA’s appeal, and the forward’s additional suspension is considered to be served in full after being backdated to 22 November 2022. The independent Regulatory Commission’s original fine and warning also remain in place.

Both the independent Regulatory Commission and Appeal Board’s written reasons for their respective decisions can be seen below.

Source: The Football Association