Accrington Stanley: Robert Heys fails to shorten betting ban

Rob Heys

Accrington managing director Robert Heys has failed in his appeal against the length of a 21-month ban from football for breaking betting rules.

Of the offending bets, 231 were on games involving Accrington and 37 were on the League Two side to lose.

Heys also confirmed he has now left his position at the Crown Ground.

In a statement on his websiteexternal-link Heys said he still feels the "ban is excessive and an overly harsh punishment".