Trippier charged by FA over alleged betting breach

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Kieran Trippier has been charged by the English FA over an alleged betting breach surrounding his transfer from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.

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Trippier, 29, joined Atletico from Spurs in July 2019 and has denied any wrongdoing in the situation and says he has cooperated fully with the FA.

“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,” Trippier said.

Here’s the statement in full from the FA on the England international right back.

“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. He has until 18 May 2020 to provide a response. Rule E8(1)(a): a participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in or in connection with, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.

“Rule E8(1)(b): where a participant provides to any other person any information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, the participant shall be in breach of this Rule where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting.”