Paul Scholes has been accused of misconduct by the Football Association for allegedly violating his rules on betting.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder allegedly made 140 bets on football matches over a four-year period that ended in January of this year, during which time he was co-owner of Salford City, currently in the National League.
There is no suggestion that he would bet on the outcome of Salford's games, and Scholes did not bet during the short time he was manager of Oldham Athletic. The FA reinforced its rules of the game in 2014, effectively imposing a total ban on betting at any level of football for anyone involved in the game along the league pyramid.
Scholes has until April 26 to respond to the accusation, and is likely to be fined if found guilty instead of suspended.
It is a less clear issue than with players when owners, directors and shareholders place bets on football matches; The extent of their participation is not always so obvious.
A spokesman for the FA explained that the distinction that is now used is if someone participates in football, a general description that includes players, managers, owners, agents and anyone who works in the game. "The general rule is that if you work in football you can not bet on football," the spokesman said. "It does not matter if it's a bet in a different club or in a different country, if you are a participant in football, all bets are canceled."
Robert Snodgrbad, of West Ham, received a one-party ban after an independent regulatory commission found him guilty of misconduct towards United Kingdom officials against doping, the FA announced.
The FA said: "It was alleged that their language and / or behavior towards the anti-doping officials in the United Kingdom, who were visiting the West Ham United training camp on February 6, 2019, was abusive and / or insulting and / or improper. The player received a one-game suspension, which is currently not active while considering his right of appeal, and received a fine of £ 30,000. "
It is understood that Snodgrbad was not scheduled to be tested nor refused to take an exam.