Football: Accrington MD banned, fined for betting over 10-year period
LONDON (REUTERS) - Accrington Stanley managing director Robert Heys has been given a 21-month ban and 1,000 pound (S$1,980) fine for breaching the Football Association's betting rules, the governing body said on Monday.
He admitted 735 breaches of the FA's betting rules, over a 10-year period, including 231 that were on games involving Accrington, who play in England's League Two (fourth-tier) competition.
Over 30 of the bets were on his team to lose.
"Anyone who knows me personally will know that I only ever want a win for my team," Heys said in a lengthy statement on his website (www.robheys.co.uk).