Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has become the latest Premier League footballer to face allegations of breaching English football rules on football betting.
This weekend UK news sources reported that the Football Association (FA) would investigate the footballer in relation to bets placed on the Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League semi-final on 27 April.
At present there is no suspicion that Colback placed any wagers on Newcastle United matches.
The FA will not make any public comment until its investigation into the allegations is concluded and the player faces potential charges.
UK newspapers report that an ‘online betting exchange’ will form part of the FA’s investigation into Colback’s betting.
In 2015 the FA introduced ‘Rule E8’ in a bid to ban its registered players’ betting on domestic and international football matches.
In March the FA charged Manchester City and Argentine international defender Martin Demichelis with 12 offences of breaking its bettings rules. Demichelis pleaded guilty to the charges and currently awaits the FA’s verdict regarding his punishment.