Atletico Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier has been handed a 10 weeks suspension from all football and football-related activity and subsequently fined £70,000 for breaching Football Association’s betting rules.
It was reported he allegedly committed the offence that breached the FA Rule E8(1)(b) during the time of his transfer from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid in 2019.
According to Skysports, Trippier’s suspension is effective immediately after an investigation by an independent regulatory commission.
Trippier is expected to return to action on the 1st of March, 2021 which implies he will miss at least 14 matches for Atletico Madrid, including their Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Chelsea.
The 29-year-old denied any wrongdoing, insisted he has never profited from betting on football.