A suspension and a fine for violating the FA’s Betting Rules has been given to Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier.
In July 2019, the offences occurred and the footballer, who appeared in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019 Champions League final appearance before joining Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga, strongly denied them.
However, four of the seven violations of Rule E8(1)(b) of the FA were proven by an independent regulatory commission, but the remaining three were dismissed.
Following an appeal to FIFA, Trippier is now facing a £ 70,000 fine and a ten week match ban, which is valid worldwide as of 23 December 2020.
The written reasons provided by the Independent Regulatory Commission for its decision to sanction a player will be published in the coming months.
Earlier this month, after confessing to over 209 violations of football’s betting laws, West Bromwich Albion’ Loan Manager’ Paul Terry, brother of Chelsea’s John Terry, was handed a £ 1000 fine.
It was confirmed that Terry had placed a series of “disturbingly high stakes bets” totalling £ 63,800.40, including two £ 10,000 bets between Manchester United and Basel on the Champions League fixture and England’s international friendly against Germany.