Kieran Trippier: Atletico Madrid and England defender suspended for 10 weeks over FA betting breaches

Kieran Trippier has been banned for 10 weeks from all football and football-related activity and fined £70,000 in relation to breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules.

The England and Atletico Madrid right-back’s suspension is effective immediately after an investigation by an independent regulatory commission.

Tripper denied the charges, first brought against him in May.

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.

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“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.”

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