DEMICHELIS CHARGED WITH BETTING MISCONDUCT
The Argentine, who is out of contract at
Manchester City this summer, has until April 5 to
respond to the charge, with previous cases
resulting in fines from £700 to £18,000
Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been
charged “for misconduct in relation to betting”, the
Football Association (FA) have confirmed.
The Argentine defender, who has been heavily criticised
for his performances this season, has until 5pm on April
5 2016 to respond after a statement on the FA’s website
confirmed the news.
“It is alleged the player committed 12 breaches of FA
Rule E8 concerning football matches between January
22 2016 and January 28 2016,” the statement read.
Ham, a 2-2 draw, and Everton, a 3-1 win in the second
leg of the League Cup semi-final, over that period.
Though little is known about Demichelis’ breach of the
rules, previous cases of this nature have generally
resulted in a fine.
Swansea City’s James Demetriou was warned and
handed a £700 fine after placing 13 bets between
December 2013 and January 2015, while Tottenham’s
Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 and given a
backdated four-month suspension.
The news is yet another embarrassing episode for
Demichelis, who has struggled for form this term, and he
is unlikely to remain at the Etihad Stadium for much
longer, with his contract expiring this summer.
competitions they did not take part in, but the rules were
recently tweaked to ban players from betting on any
game in any competition across the world.