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Nicolaisen Accepts FA Charge

Defender receives a fine for breach of betting regulations

29 March 2021

Rasmus Nicolaisen has accepted an FA charge made against him in relation to breaches of their betting rules.

The defender received a fine of £2,500 from a regulatory commission after being charged with misconduct under Rule E1(b) in respect of 53 bets places on football matches last November.

None of the bets were placed on a match that Pompey were playing in, while only one involved a competition that the club are participating in (the FA Cup).

The commission accepted Nicolaisen’s explanation that, having recently arrived on loan from a Danish club, he was unaware of the different rules in England, where there is blanket ban on football-related betting.

Portsmouth Football Club believe the player acted in good faith and this was a result of a misunderstanding over the different regulations in England and Denmark. Rasmus has been professional in all aspects since his arrival at Fratton Park last summer.

The club have made it clear to all players and staff members that they are prohibited from betting – either directly or indirectly – on any football match or competition that takes place anywhere in the world.

If you are worried about your – or someone else’s gambling – visit begambleaeare.org for free, confidential help and support.


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