Football

.

Paul Scholes bet on Gary Neville's Valencia to beat Barcelona when they lost 7-0

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Paul Scholes has apologised after being handed an £8,000 fine from the Football Association for breaching rules on betting.

The Manchester United legend placed 140 bets on football matches between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019, when he had a 10% stake in Salford City.

"I would like to apologise and I understand and fully accept the fine imposed by the FA," said Scholes.

"It was a genuine mistake and was not done with any deliberate intention to flout the rules.

"I wrongly believed that as long as there was no personal connection between me and any of the matches that I bet upon, then there would be no issue.

"However I understand now that this is not the case and I should have taken steps to verify this at the time."

None of the bets actually involved Salford.

However, it’s now been revealed that eight bets involved Manchester United. Scholes spent his entire professional career at Old Trafford and Class of ’92 friends Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt were working at the club at the time.

Scholes is often heard criticising his former side so we wouldn't be surprised if each of those bets were on them to lose...

Manchester United '99 Legends v FC Bayern Legends

He also placed one bet on Valencia, when fellow Class of ’92 members Gary Neville (manager) and Phil Neville (coach) were working there.

The match in question? Barcelona 7-0 Valencia.

The bet? Valencia to win.

p1ddnl807u3bh1kq260l1ff9t6gd.jpg

Oh dear.

He also placed eight bets involving FA Cup matches, although the bets were placed after Salford had already been knocked out.

In total, Scholes staked £26,159 and made a profit of £5,831.

p1ddnlgj891dcbt4d4m06hl1h71f.jpg

Although after his £8,000 fine, Scholes will now be out of pocket from his betting antics.

Topics:
David Beckham
Phil Neville
Ryan Giggs
Paul Scholes
Nicky Butt
Gary Neville
Football
Premier League
Manchester United

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again