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Barton faces probe for allegedly betting on Celtic game

The SFA has a strict no-betting policy on football games. Credit: PA

Joey Barton is under investigation for allegedly breaking football betting rules, Press Association Sport understands.

The controversial Rangers midfielder was banned from the club on Monday for three weeks after a training ground altercation following the 5-1 defeat to Celtic.

The Scottish Football Association and the Gambling Commission are looking into claims that the 34-year-old bet on Celtic to suffer a heavy defeat to Barcelona last Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers' side lost 7-0 in their Champions League Group C opener in the Nou Camp.

The SFA has a strict no-betting policy on football games and if found guilty Barton could face a ban.


Rangers suspend Barton for training ground row

Barton has been given a three-week suspension. Credit: PA

Rangers have suspended Joey Barton for three weeks in the wake of a training-ground row.

After being banished for most of last week, Barton reported at Ibrox this morning for a meeting with manager Mark Warburton and board members. And his future at the club remains in serious doubt.

A club statement read: "Joey Barton has today been suspended by the club and will not return to Ibrox or Auchenhowie for a period of three weeks.

"The manager, Mark Warburton, and club believe that time and space is required for both the club and the player to assess all that has happened.

"Neither party will make any further statement or comment on this issue."

Rangers promoted to Scottish Premiership

Kenny Miller celebrates. Credit: PA

Rangers will be playing top flight football next season after clinching the Ladbrokes Championship with a narrow 1-0 home win over Dumbarton.

After re-emerging at the bottom tier of Scottish football in 2012 in the wake of their financial meltdown, the Govan club's trek to the Premiership ended with a second half goal from right-back James Tavernier in front of a packed Ibrox.

High Court rejects Ashley bid to have Rangers chairman jailed

Rangers chairman Dave King. Credit: PA

Sports Direct and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has failed in his High Court bid to have Rangers chairman Dave King jailed for breaching a gagging order.

Ashley's company launched legal action against the Ibrox club and their chairman over an alleged breach of an injunction.

King was accused of breaking undertakings by giving a media interview in which he revealed the existence and contents of meetings related to contracts with Sports Direct.

The interview took place in South Africa and was filmed for Sky Sports in July.

Mr Justice Peter Smith, sitting in London, said after a morning hearing that he intends to reject the jailing application for reasons he will give on Thursday afternoon.


Mohsni handed additional three game ban for brawl

Mohsni lost the plot against Motherwell. Credit: PA

Former Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni has received an additional three-game ban following his Motherwell meltdown - taking his total suspension to seven matches.

The Tunisia international was given a four-game punishment after he was red carded for punching and kicking Well striker Lee Erwin in the seconds after Gers' humiliating 6-1 aggregate play-off final defeat.

But now Scottish Football Association disciplinary bosses have increased his ban after finding him guilty of two further offences during a Hampden hearing.

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