Kieran Trippier banned for 10 weeks for breaching FA’s betting rules | Football

Kieran Trippier has been suspended for 10 weeks and fined £70,000 for breaching the Football Association’s betting rules.

It means the Atlético Madrid and England defender is suspended from all football-related activity worldwide up to and including 28 February. He had denied seven alleged breaches of the rules.

The FA said: “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.”

Trippier is able to appeal. The rule in question relates to someone providing any other person with information relating to football which he or she has obtained by virtue of their position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, and where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting.

The suspension will rule Trippier out of at least 14 matches for Atlético, including the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea on 23 February.

The offences took place in July 2019 around the time that the former Burnley defender completed his move from Tottenham to Atlético.

In a statement issued when he was charged in May, Trippier said: “I want to make it clear that while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed any football related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting.”

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