FA ‘want to permanently ban Lucas Paqueta’ if found guilty of betting breaches


The FA reportedly want to ban West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta for life as developments over his alleged betting breaches emerge.

The Brazilian has been the subject of a lengthy investigation into betting activity and specifically four yellow cards he received in the Premier League.

Paqueta has been charged by the FA, for alleged breaches of rules E5 and F3 – having been accused of deliberately getting booked.

The four counts of alleged spot fixing relate to cautions against Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Leeds and Leicester City.

A betting authority, later revealed to be West Ham’s shirt sponsor Betway, found that a ‘larger than usual number of bets’ had been placed in his birth place of Paqueta Island, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The former Lyon and AC Milan star has protested his innocence in a statement but Matt Hughes of The Sun claims the FA are advocating a lifetime ban in the event he is found guilty