Report: Trippier charged by FA for breaching betting rules surrounding Spurs exit

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Dom Le Roy

The Football Association have charged former Tottenham Hotspur defender, Kieran Trippier, with misconduct for allegedly breaching betting rules, a report in the Independent revealed.

Trippier completed a move from Tottenham to Atletico last summer and it is revealed that the charges are surround betting involved with this transfer deal.

The statement released by the FA indicates that the defender was involved in either placing a bet or aiding others in betting regarding his move from Spurs to Atletico.

The 29-year-old, who has charged on Friday, has been given until the eighteenth of this month to respond to the charge.

The statement released by FA read: “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.”:

The England international has pleaded his innocence and claimed that he has completely cooperated with the investigation. He also asserted that he hasn’t placed any football-related bets or helped anyone who did.

Trippier is quoted as saying: “I have fully complied with the FA’s investigation over the past several months on a voluntary basis and will continue to do so.

“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.”

Spurs Web Opinion

This is a shocking development but we shouldn’t jump to any conclusions without knowing the full details of the cases, which haven’t been made public as of yet. Hopefully, it is a misunderstanding and Trippier can prove his innocence. He certainly comes across as a level-headed person and one would think he wouldn’t have done something so stupid.

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