Trippier sees betting ban suspended pending appeal

England full-back Kieran Trippier in action for the Three Lions

England defender Kieran Trippier has had his 10-week ban from football for violating the FA’s betting regulations suspended at “the request for provisional measures lodged by Atletico Madrid“, according to FIFA.

The 30-year-old, who currently plays for Atletico Madrid in the La Liga, was handed a ban and a fine in December after an independent regulatory commission proved four of the seven breaches. However, Trippier denies the allegations from July 2019 when he first moved out to Spain.

Trippier was issued with a £70,000 fine and 10-week ban which has now been put on hold by football’s governing body, pending an appeal.

A FIFA spokesperson commented: “Following the appeal and, specifically, the request for provisional measures lodged by the club Atletico Madrid, the FIFA Appeal Committee has approved to stay the extension of the suspension until the procedure is over before the committee.”

Trippier was forced to sit out the La Liga giants’ midweek clash against Getafe on Wednesday evening, which Atletico edged 1-0.