Former Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier has been banned from all football-related activity for 10 weeks and he has been fined a sum of 70,000 pounds after being found guilty of breaches of the FA’s betting regulations.
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge had faced a similar ban during his final season with the Reds after being found guilty of leaking inside information to family and friends relating to his move from Liverpool in 2018.
Apparently, there were irregular betting patterns relating to Trippier’s move to Atletico Madrid in July last year and the FA charged the defender with seven alleged breaches of the rule that forbids players to pass on inside information to others that can be used for betting.
The right-back has denied all accusations and he claims that he did not place any bets himself or profit from any bets that have been placed.
The defender requested a personal hearing but the independent commission found him guilty of four alleged breaches instead of seven.
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was initially given a six-week ban but the FA appealed against the findings of the independent commission and extended his suspension to four months in the end.
It will be interesting to see if they push for a severe sentence for Kieran Trippier as well.
The FA are expected to study the written reasons of the sanction in the coming days and decide on the next course of action.
The player will have the opportunity to appeal against the ban and it will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the coming weeks.
The 30-year-old defender has done reasonably well since his move to Spain and Atletico Madrid will be thoroughly disappointed with his suspension.
The player has been linked with a return to England with Manchester United and he will be hoping to clear his name as soon as possible.