Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty charged with misconduct in relation to betting

Kyle Lafferty has been fined £23,000 by the FA after accepting a misconduct charge in relation to be

Kyle Lafferty has been fined £23,000 by the FA after accepting a misconduct charge in relation to betting. Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is facing a Football Association charge of misconduct in relation to betting.

It is alleged that on February 20 this year, the Northern Irishman placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition in breach of FA Rule E8.

New rules over betting for those involved in football were introduced in August 2014.

The worldwide ban on betting was introduced on all those involved in the game at Premier League, Football League, National League and Women's Super League levels, as well as those at clubs in the Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues and all other participants who do not fall into the category below.

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 changes to FA Rules from the start of the 2014/15 season also brought in a worldwide ban on betting on any other football-related matter. For example, the transfer of players, employment of managers or team selection. The passing of inside information to somebody that uses the information for betting remains prohibited.

Lafferty has until August 5 to respond to the charge.