England defender Trippier banned for 10 weeks due to breaches of betting rules

2020-12-23 19:24:03
England defender Trippier banned for 10 weeks due to breaches of betting rules

England and Atletico Madrid right-back defender Kieran Trippier has been given a 10-week worldwide football suspension and fined £70,000 following breaches of betting rules detected by a Football Association panel.

The 30-year-old defender initially denied seven alleged breaches, but four were found proven in a personal hearing.

The offences occurred back in July 2019, which is when Trippier joined Atletico from Tottenham Hotspur.

His suspension from all football is effective immediately.

He will miss some 12 games for La Liga leaders Atletico, including their Champions League last-16 first leg tie which will take place at home to Chelsea on 23 February.

Nevertheless, the England player will be available for the Madrid derby on 7 March.

His suspension relates to rule E8(1)(b), which clearly states: "Where a participant provides to any other person any information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, the participant shall be in breach of this rule where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting."

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