Aberdeen FC non-executive director Duncan Skinner has been fined £1,000 after admitting breaching the Scottish Football Association’s betting rules.
Skinner admitted four SFA charges in relation to betting over the past four seasons.
After a hearing today, the governing body announced Skinner had been fined £500 for his actions during both the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, and sanction for the other two seasons had been deferred until the disciplinary tribunal reconvenes on March 29.
An Aberdeen FC statement said: @We note and accept the outcome of the SFA disciplinary panel with regards to Duncan Skinner and will continue to work with the SFA to ensure all associated with Aberdeen FC adhere to all governing body rules, regulations and procedures.”
Skinner placed 589 bets – including one on Aberdeen to lose against Celtic in 2017 – between 2014 and this season.
However, there is no suggestion match-fixing was involved.
The bets covered 1,465 games. 81 involved Aberdeen, with 74 placed on the team to win, six to draw and one – the Celtic game, which the Dons lost 1-0 – to lose.