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Barton betting ban reduced by five months on appeal

28th July 2017 7:15 am GMT

The 18-month ban handed to former England international footballer Joey Barton for breaching the Football Association's betting rules has been cut by five months following an appeal.

The ban was originally due to run until October 25th 2018, but will now expire on June 1st that year after the FA Appeal Board accepted that the ban did not fully take into account the player's gambling addiction. The £30,000 fine imposed on Barton remains unchanged.

The 34 year-old [...]

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