The English defender of Atlético de Madrid Kieran Trippier has been suspended for ten weeks without being able to participate in football-related activities, including training with his team in addition to matches, for breaking the sports betting regulations established by the English Football Federation (FA).
Effective as of this Wednesday, December 23, following a request to FIFA by the FA, the sanction leaves Simeone without one of his most common starters. The Englishman is going to miss the next Cup tie (and those that the team overcomes until a hypothetical final), eleven days of La Liga and the first leg of the knockout round of the Champions League against Chelsea.
Away from all football
In addition to official competition matches, the penalty covers “all football and football-related activity & rdquor;says the FA in its official statement, and a fine of 77.000 euros.
The sanctioned offense was committed in July 2019 and could be related to the transfer of the footballer himself from Tottenham to Atlético. “breach of the FA betting regulations” This is what the English federation specifies, which appointed an independent regulatory commission to investigate the case.
The soccer player denied his participation in any activity related to gambling in his statement, as well as having profited from it.