Trippier banned for 10 weeks over betting rules breach


Trippier banned for 10 weeks over betting rules breach
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group A - Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 1, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier REUTERS/Sergio Perez

In Summary

  • Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been suspended for 10 weeks and fined Sh10 million following a breach of betting rules, the Football Association said on Wednesday
  • Trippier, 30, denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8, which were said to occur in July 2018, and requested a personal hearing

Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been suspended for 10 weeks and fined Sh10 million following a breach of betting rules, the Football Association said on Wednesday.

Trippier, 30, denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8, which were said to occur in July 2018, and requested a personal hearing.

“An independent regulatory commission was appointed to hear the case, with four of the alleged breaches found proven and three dismissed during a subsequent personal hearing,” the FA said in a statement.

The suspension, which includes all football-related activity, begins on Wednesday following an application to world soccer’s governing body FIFA, the FA added.

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