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Correspondence has been revealed that led to English full-back Kieran Trippier receiving a 10-week suspension and a £ 70,000 fine for violating betting regulations.
The former Tottenham right-back made the switch to La Liga by joining Atlético de Madrid in the summer of 2019.
Trippier He quickly established himself as a key player with Diego Simeone, but controversy broke out in December.
A 10-week global soccer ban and £ 70,000 fine It was turned over after the 30-year-old was found to have violated four of the seven betting regulations that he had initially denied in May.
Atlético’s appeal caused FIFA to pause the ban, with Trippier scheduled to return to action in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
However, the British newspaper The Daily mail it has now revealed the messages that led to its ban.
Amid Atletico’s negotiations with Tottenham over their transfer proposal, Tripper appeared to encourage his friends to put money into the ongoing transfer.
When asked by a friend if he should bet on the success of the deal, Trippier allegedly said “I can mate.” This was followed by another message saying ‘Don’t blame me if something goes wrong. It shouldn’t, but just allowing you not (sic) ‘.
More correspondence emerged in which Trippier’s use of emojis continued to suggest that there was movement in the letters.
When later pressured to receive updates from a friend, he replied ‘all agree, just waiting for them to agree on the fee’.
As the deal approached completion, the right-back allegedly sent a “done deal” message in a group chat.
The article claims that several of Trippier’s friends did indeed put money on the bet.