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Peterborough director of football Barry Fry charged for alleged breach FA’s betting rules

Barry-Fry“Barry Fry, director of football for Peterborough United, has been charged with misconduct relating to betting”, The FA have announced.” It is alleged that he placed bets on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, football matches or competitions during the 2017/18 season in breach of FA Rule E8.” The 73-year-old has until December 20 to respond to the charges. But the charges don’t seem to worry the club. Chairman Darragh MacAnthony said on Twitter that all those allegations are just  “Storm in a teacup and will be resolved and full facts revealed once his hearing happens and finishes etc. Trust me on that.”. “Myself and club fully behind Barry on this,” added Mr MacAnthony. Meanwhile, a statement of Peterborough said “The football club are working closely with the FA on this matter. The club will make no further comment at this time.”

 

The FA banned anyone involved in football – from players and managers to the match officials and club staff – from betting on all matches since August 2014,

Fry has been at the club since 1996. From 2005 he took up the position as director of football after the club were relegated to League Two.

 

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