Huddersfield Town’s Kian Harratt handed four month ban over betting violations

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The Football Association (FA) has suspended Huddersfield Town striker Kian Harratt from football for four months after he was found to be in breach of betting rules. 

According to the FA’s findings, Harratt placed 484 bets on matches from 30 June 2020 to 3 June 2023 which the striker admitted to. Harrat will also be fined £3,200. 

An FA statement read: “Huddersfield Town’s Kian Harratt has been suspended for four months and fined £3,200 following breaches of the FA’s betting rules. 

“It was alleged that the forward had breached FA Rule E8.1 by placing 484 bets on football matches between 30 June 2020 and 3 June 2023, and he subsequently admitted to this charge. An independent regulatory commission imposed his sanctions after a hearing.”

The 21-year-old was recalled from a loan spell at Bradford City in November 2022 after he was fined £830 for his involvement in hare coursing, convicted at Beverley Magistrates in October 2022. 

Harratt has scored two goals in 16 appearances this season for Huddersfield and the club announced that they will support the player through this as he is currently also out of action through injury. 

Huddersfield said in a statement regarding the FA’s suspension: “Kian immediately admitted the offences upon being charged and has fully cooperated with the subsequent FA and club investigations. 

“The club will now support Kian, who is currently recovering from hamstring surgery, through the next four months ahead of his return to football activity. The club will make no further comment.”

Harratt becomes the latest football player to have broken FA’s betting rules, with Nottingham Forest player Harry Toffolo receiving a five month ban and most notably, Ivan Toney who has just returned from an eight-month suspension.

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