Kieran Trippier, the defender of England and Atletico Madrid, was suspended for 10 weeks and fined £ 70,000 ($94,000) for violating betting laws, the Football Association reported in The Guardian on Wednesday. The suspension, which covers all events related to football, starts on Wednesday and will continue until 28 February. Trippier dismissed the charges, the first of which was made in May, and in October he had a personal hearing.
The FA, however, claimed that four out of seven alleged infringements were proven, with three others dismissed.
“The Atletico Madrid defender denied seven alleged violations of FA rule E8(1)(b), which were said to occur during July 2019, and requested a personal hearing,” an FA spokesperson said.
‘To hear the lawsuit, an independent regulatory commission was formed, with four of the suspected infringements found to have been proved and three removed at a subsequent personal hearing. The independent regulatory commission’s written reasons for its decisions and the associated sanction will be published in due course.”
The suspension would rule Trippier out of at least 14 Atletico matches, including the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against Chelsea on February 23.
The offenses took place around the time the former Burnley defender completed his move from Tottenham to Atletico for a fee of £ 20 million in July 2019.
Trippier said in a statement released when he was first charged in May: “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.”