The English FA have accused Kieran Trippier of violation related to an illegal wager that was made on his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in a deal worth £20m.
The conduct infringes rule E8 of the FA’s rules which forbids any “bet, either directly or indirectly… on any matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including… the transfer of players.”
The rule also has provisions for a response from the accused party. Therefore, Trippier has until May 18 to respond. However, he released a statement 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.”
The alleged offense by the former Spurs is under FIFA’s jurisdiction and he is at risk of being sanctioned just like former Liverpool man Daniel Sturridge.
It can be recalled that Sturridge was fined £150k and hit with a four-month ban which eventually led to the mutual termination of his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor.