Trippier banned over betting rules breach

 

Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier. (Reuters)
Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier. (Reuters)

London - Trippier denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8(1)(b), but four were found proven during a personal hearing

By Reuters

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Published: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 11:19 PM

Atletico Madrid and England right back Kieran Trippier has been suspended for 10 weeks and fined 70,000 pounds ($94,052.00) following a breach of betting rules, the Football Association said on Wednesday.

Trippier denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8(1)(b), but four were found proven during a personal hearing.


Rule E8(1)(b) states that a participant must not provide to any 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 FA did not clarify what the breach entailed but said it had occurred in July 2019, around the time Trippier joined Atletico Madrid for a reported 20 million pounds ($26.91 million) from Tottenham Hotspur.


“The independent regulatory commission’s written reasons for its decisions and the associated sanction will be published in due course,” the FA said in a statement.

“The suspension, which includes all football and football-related activity, is effective worldwide from today (Wednesday) following an application to Fifa.”

Trippier has been one of the standout performers for Diego Simeone’s Atletico side, playing every minute of their La Liga and Champions League games this season.

The 30-year-old will now miss at least 13 games for the La Liga leaders in all competitions, including their Champions League last-16 first leg tie at home to Chelsea on Feb. 23.



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