Teddy Bishop charged with ‘multiple breaches of match betting’ by the Football Association

Ipswich Town's Teddy Bishop. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Ipswich Town's Teddy Bishop. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop has been charged with alleged multiple breaches of match betting rules, the Football Association has announced.

The 18-year-old has until next Monday to respond to the charge and thereafter a hearing will take place.

New, clearer FA rules regarding betting came into force from August 1 last year.

They stated that anyone involved in football – from players and managers to match officials and club staff – is banned from betting on football, in any capacity, worldwide.

The rules applied to anyone involved in the game at Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and Women’s Super League levels, as well as those at clubs in the Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues.

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Participants covered by the ban are prohibited from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any football match or competition that takes place anywhere in the world. The ban was for bets on any football-related matter; from match outcomes, to the transfer of players, employment of managers or team selection.

The passing of inside information to somebody that uses that information for betting is also prohibited.

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An Ipswich Town Football Club spokesperson said: “We are aware of the charge that Teddy faces but won’t be making any further comment until the result of the disciplinary procedure is known.”

Cambridge-born academy graduate Bishop has just enjoyed a superb breakthrough season at senior level with Ipswich Town, the club he has been with since the age of eight. The 18-year-old made 23 league starts and 10 substitutes appearances as Mick McCarthy’s men finished sixth in the Championship table, the club’s best campaign in a decade, before losing to rivals Norwich City in the play-off semi-finals.

Speaking last December, McCarthy tipped Bishop for the very top, while team-mate Cole Skuse has said the teenager could ‘play in the Premier League’ tomorrow’.

Bishop is contracted at Ipswich Town until 2019 having signed a new deal in February.

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