England international Kieran Trippier has been charged by the Football Association (FA) for allegedly breaching its betting rules in July 2019 when the player was transferred from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.
The FA Betting Rules breaches are allegedly centred around Trippier’s transfer move, however specifics of the charge have not yet been announced.
An FA spokesperson stated: “Kieran Trippier has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules, specifically in relation to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of July 2019.
“Rule E8(1)(a): a participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in or in connection with, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.
“Rule E8(1)(b): where a participant provides to any other person any information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, the participant shall be in breach of this Rule where any of that information is used by that other person for, or in relation to, betting.”
The severity of the breach has not yet been revealed. However, if charges are pressed and Tripper is found guilty then he could suffer a similar punishment as former England international Daniel Sturridge, who was banned from football for four months over breaking FA betting rules last month.
The current Atletico player has until May 18 2020 to provide a response over the current ruling.