Kyle Lafferty’s career in Norwich City has not been a very memorable one as the Irish forward joined the English club on June 27 of 2014 and he managed to make 18 appearances but only scoring 1 goal, Lafferty was later loaned out to the Turkish outfit Çaykur Rizespor and then to the English club Birmingham City.
The 28 year old player has made his return to Norwich City but he is struggling to get consistent playing time with the main team and goals are even harder to come by.
To make matters worse for Lafferty, his lack of goals might be the last thing on his mind as he has recently been charged by FA as it’s believed that the Irish player has allegedly broken betting rules.
According to FA, Kyle Lafferty breached rule E8 which prohibits players from betting on football matches and an official statement from Football Association reads: ‘’It is alleged that on 20 February 2016, the Norwich City forward 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’’
Even though Lafferty’s club career is underwhelming, he has been doing a surprisingly good job with his national squad after scoring 7 goals during the qualification phases of the 2016 European Championship.
Newer and stricter rules have been implemented by FA in relation to betting and things of nature. These changes started taking place around 2 years ago and one of the main reasons of this is to avoid seeing controversial results involving players and clubs.
Lafferty has until August 5 of the ongoing year to respond with this charge and provide some evidence or anything that might help him escape this recent breach of rules that he has allegedly broken.