“According to the independent regulatory commission of the English Football Association (FA), Kieran Trippier told a friend to “bet” on his move from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid. In December, England defender Trippier was banned for ten weeks and fined £ 70,000 for violating betting laws, but his suspension was suspended pending an appeal.
“It was revealed in the written reasons for the FA’s decision that Trippier kept his friends posted on his transition in the summer of 2019 via a series of WhatsApp messages. Trippier’s argument that the messages were merely “banter” was dismissed by the commission and he was found guilty of four of the seven charges. It’s co/kJMU9xZ3Ju.-. FA Spokesman (@FAspokesperson) January 5, 2021 Trippier allowed the FA to take custody of his mobile phone for an investigation. Trippier’s friend Oliver Hawley was found to have made 10 different bets, ranging from £ 20 to £ 65, in mid-July 2019 on the full-back move to Atletico. Hawley sent Trippier a message saying, “6/1 Athletico (sic) Madrid,” after making a bet, to which Trippier replied with three laughing emojis.12 . . “Shortly before Hawley placed two more bets on the move to the Spanish team, Trippier texted Hawley, “It’s happening,” on July 14, another friend, Matthew Brady, met Trippier at a game park and later texted, “Want me to bet on you going there?” Trippier later replied, “As the transfer came closer, Hawley and two other friends placed additional bets of between £ 20 and £ 300. And the player answered, “To which the player replied, ” “On behalf of Trippier, the commission said it had taken into account witness testimony from England boss Gareth Southgate, Captain Harry Kane, and his former Burnley manager, Sean Dyche, among others. “I’m not sure whether or not it’s a contract,” he said.