Former Spurs defender banned for ten weeks

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier has been handed a ten-week ban from all football after being found guilty of breaking the Football Association’s betting rules (The Daily Mail .

The charges were first levelled against the defender back in May amid concerns over bets placed regarding his move from Spurs to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019.

Trippier has denied any wrongdoing and is thought to have been the victim of friends, unbeknown to him, placing bets on the basis of information that he had passed on in private.

Atletico Madrid are said to be furious at the FA’s decision and have threatened to consider the right-back for selection without paying any heed to the judgement.

However, Trippier himself is said to be willing to accept the punishment handed to him.

The ban will see the England international miss at least 13 matches for Atletico including their Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash against Chelsea in Madrid on February 23.

The report claims that the La Liga leaders are expected to accept the decision once the initial fury has died down.

His ban relates to rule E8(1)(b), which states (BBC): “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.”

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