Norwich City and Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been fined by the English Football Association for misconduct after betting on a football match.

Lafferty has been fined £23,000 and warned about his future conduct after accepting the FA charge.

He is the latest high-profile player to be charged with betting offences, after former Manchester City centre back Martin Demichelis was fined £22,058 and given a warning in May for similar breaches of FA regulations.

Lafferty, who is Northern Ireland’s second-highest goalscorer of all time, was found to have breached FA Rule E8, which states that no player may bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect or event in a football match or competition.

He was charged with placing a bet on a match which took place on February 20th this year, accepting the charges without mounting a defense.

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