Chris Maguire was suspended for violating betting rules

Chris Maguire was suspended for violating betting rules

Chris Maguire, a forward for Lincoln City FC, has been suspended indefinitely after being accused of breaching the Football Association’s betting rules.

Between March of last year and February of this year, the former Scotland international placed 52 bets on football matches, during which he played for clubs such as Oxford United.

FA rule E8 states that participants can notbet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of or occurrence in or in connection with,

Lincoln City confirmed in a club statement that the player has been suspended without prejudice until further notice, with the player able to respond to the allegations by 30 August.

A statement from the FA said: “Chris Maguire has been charged with misconduct in relation to an alleged violation of the FA’s betting rules.”

He joined Lincoln on a two-year deal in July 2021, after previously playing for teams such as Derby County andSheffield Wednesday.

He began his career at Aberdeen, where he played from 2006 to 2009, before being put out on loan to Kilmarnock and eventually securing a permanent deal with Derby County.

In February, the FA charged Andrii Yarmolenko, who was playing for West Ham United FC at the time, over alleged breeches of conduct, which included suspected involvement in betting promotion or advertising.

Summary:

Lincoln City FC forward Chris Maguire has been suspended without prejudice until further notice over an alleged violation of the Football Association’s betting rules. Between March of last year and February of this year, the 33-year-old is said to have placed 52 bets on football matches, during which he played for clubs such as Oxford United and Bury.