This post is by Barry Glendenning from Football | The Guardian
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Reading the story detailing how Paul Scholes was hauled before the Football Association beaks to answer questions about his fondness for an occasional punt on football, one sentence leapt out at The Fiver. “The FA became aware of Scholes’s behaviour after being informed of his betting history by the bookmaker Paddy Power at the turn of this year,” it read. Paddy Power, eh? How heartwarming to learn that, for all their zany, b@nterific attention-seeking and in-no-way-tasteless dedication to jolly japes, this behemoth of the bookmaking industry was quick to flag up what they recognised as a potential breach of football betting regulations to the FA, as they are duty-bound to do.