Rangers bad-boy Joey Barton facing ban following gambling allegations 

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It has been an eventful week for the Rangers bad-boy Joey Barton and things could yet take a turn for the worse.

According to the Daily Star, the Gambling Commission are looking into reports that the former England international placed a bet on Celtic to suffer a heavy defeat to Barcelona last week.

Celtic succumbed to a 7-0 loss at the hands of the La Liga giants Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League last Tuesday.

However, the Scottish FA has a strict no-betting policy on football games.

The report goes onto state that if Barton is found to be guilty, he may face a ban. However, the report also says that the 34-year-old is unlikely to face ‘major punishment ‘ if it is a one off event.

Barton has already been suspended from Rangers following a training ground altercation. The combative midfielder has been told to stay away from the club for a further three weeks.

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