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.
According to Skysports, Trippier’s suspension is effective immediately after an investigation by an independent regulatory commission.
An FA spokesperson said: “Kieran Trippier has been suspended for 10 weeks and fined £70,000 following misconduct in relation to breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules.
“The Atletico Madrid defender denied seven alleged breaches of FA Rule E8(1)(b), which were said to occur during July 2019, and requested a personal hearing.
“An independent Regulatory Commission was appointed to hear the case, with four of the alleged breaches found proven and three dismissed during a subsequent personal hearing.
“The independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for its decisions and the associated sanction will be published in due course.
“The suspension, which includes all football and football-related activity, is effective worldwide from today (Wednesday 23 December 2020) following an application to FIFA.”
Trippier is scheduled 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.