Paul Scholes charged with misconduct in relation to betting rules
Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct for allegedly breaking the FA’s betting rules.
The FA announced that Scholes is being charged over 140 bets between August 2015 and January 2019.
They were all made before Scholes’ brief time as Oldham Athletic manager, but when he was part-owner of non-league side Salford City, who are fighting for promotion from the National League into the EFL this season.
Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules,” an FA statement read.
“It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019. He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.”
If Scholes is found guilty it is possible he faces a ban from football for a period of time.