Kieran Trippier charged by FA over alleged breach of betting rules
Former Tottenham star Kieran Trippier has been charged by the FA over alleged breach of gambling rules in the month of transfer from Spurs to Atletico Madrid. (h/t Football.london)
The alleged breach of betting rules happened in July last year, which was when Trippier left Tottenham to join Atletico in a £20m deal.
A statement released by the FA read (h/t Football.london):
“Kieran Trippier has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules, specifically in relation to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of July 2019.”
Trippier has been given a deadline till May 18 to provide a response to the charges. If found guilty, the former Tottenham man would be looking at a lengthy suspension along with a hefty fine. This could also spell the end of his career with the England national team. (h/t Football.london)
The 29-year-old issued a statement soon after the charges were made public. In it, Trippier has denied all accusations. (h/t Football.london)
“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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Trippier joined Tottenham from Burnley in 2015 and enjoyed a solid four-year spell with our club. The 29-year-old made 114 appearances for us, bagging two goals and 24 assists in the process.
Since moving to Atletico Madrid last summer in a £20m deal, the 19-time capped England international has made a solid impression. It now remains to be seen whether the charges against him by the FA are upheld or get dropped.