Ian Black Accused of Betting Against Own Team
The Scottish footballer Ian Black has been accused of betting against his own team three times. He has been issued with a Scottish Football Association notice of complaint which says that he bet against his “then-registered club” there times between March 2006 and July this year.
Furthermore, he has since been charged with breaching the SFA’s disciplinary rule 22 by betting on 10 more football matched that involved his “then-registered club” and an additional 147 matches.
However, it is not known which or how many of Black’s three clubs he has been accused of betting against.
There are a number of possible punishments, a fine, suspension or expulsion from the game.
He has breached the rule which states that “no club, official, team official or other member of team staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall bet in any way on a football match (except authorised and registered football pools).”
On the positive side for Black he is not accused of breaking rule 23 which forbids players trying to sway the outcome of a match in order to benefit from betting.
A Rangers spokesman said, “The club is aware of the SFA’s notice of complaint and are currently investigating the matter.”