Bradley Wood banned from football for six years for breaching betting rules

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Bradley Wood will serve a six-year suspension from football and all football activity from 9 March 2018 to 8 March 2024 after committing 25 breaches of The FA’s Integrity and Betting Rules.

Wood, was part of the non-league side that won the hearts of millions when they reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup by knocking out Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley.

He was found guilty of two match-fixing offences by the Football Association after informing friends to bet on him to receive a yellow card in the victories over Ipswich Town and Burnley. The FA revealed that seven people, including two of Wood’s close friends, wagered money on him to receive a booking, with potential winnings of around £10,000.

But the Football Association tribunal revealed that he intentionally received yellow cards against both Ipswich and Burnley. Betting firms said there have been a number of “unusual bets” being placed on him getting cautioned in each game.

Wood denied the allegations but did admit to 22 charges of betting on the outcome of football matches.