Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) after allegedly placing 140 bets on football matches, which contradicts the FA’s E8 ruling.
FA’s E8 Rule
The E8 ruling states that any person working within the football industry are forbidden from gambling on any matches, including third party family members placing bets on behalf of, directly or indirectly.Scholes is alleged to have placed bets between August 2015 and January 2019, which could lead to a fine and potential ban.A statement issued by the FA said, “ Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to the FA’s betting rules. It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12th January 2019. Has until 26th April to respond to the charge.”
Scholes, who played as Mid-fielder for Man United and England, took the caretaker managers position for Salford, two years after he retired. He resigned from Salford in February but still holds a 10% stake in the club. The allegations come only four weeks after he walked out as manager of Oldham after just two months in charge.Scholes has until the 26th April to respond to the allegations and has yet to comment.