Does this mean we may never hear him commentate or on a radio phone in again, that'll be a shame. Yes that was sarcasm.
Joey Barton has been charged with misconduct, with the Football Association claiming the midfielder placed 1,260 bets in the past 10 years.
The FA says he broke rules by betting on "football matches or competitions" between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.
Barton, 34, is set to rejoin Burnley in January, having left Scottish Premiership side Rangers in November.
In the same month, he was given a one-match ban for breaking Scottish Football Association rules on gambling.
Barton admitted to the Scottish FA charge of placing 44 bets between 1 July and 15 September, while he was a player at Ibrox, and his suspension will carry over into his Burnley career.
The FA brought in new rules in 2014 which ban players and staff at clubs down as far as the eighth tier of the English men's football pyramid - as well as at clubs in the Women's Super League - from betting on any football match or competition anywhere in the world.
Players and staff are also prohibited from betting on football-related matters, such as player transfers, the employment of managers or team selection.
That outright ban on all football-related betting applies to all involved in the game from Premier League level down to - and including - the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues.
Previously, participants were prohibited from betting on a match or competition in which they were involved or could influence.
Barton has until 5 January to respond to the FA charge.
His Rangers contract was terminated following a training ground row which led to a falling out with manager Mark Warburton and he played just eight games for the club.
Barton began his career at Manchester City in 2001, joined Newcastle in 2007 and then signed for QPR in 2011. He had a loan spell with Marseille in France for 12 months, before joining Burnley for the first time in August 2015.