Jack Colback: Newcastle United midfielder fined £25,000 for betting rule breach

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Jack Colback: Newcastle United midfielder fined £25,000 for betting rule breach

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has been fined £25,000 after accepting a Football Association misconduct charge related to betting.

He broke FA Rule E8 by placing a bet on a fixture that took place on 16 March.

It was not related to a game involving the 27-year-old’s own club.

FA rules prohibit people involved in the sport from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any match or competition that takes place anywhere in the world.

Colback has been a regular for Newcastle this season, making 14 appearances, and follows Joey Barton, Kyle Lafferty and Martin Demichelis as high-profile players to have been penalised under the regulations in 2016.