The 29-year-old, who scored in the 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia, was charged with several suspected offenses in July 2019. It was the same month that the Bury-born defender moved from Tottenham at Atlético Madrid for £ 20 million. . He had until May 18 to respond and issued a statement denying having placed a football-related bet in his professional career.
Trippier said, “I have fully complied with the FA investigation in the past few months on a voluntary basis and will continue to do so. I should point out that even though a professional footballer, I have at no time placed bets related to football or received financial benefits from other bets. “
In a statement, the FA confirmed that Trippier “has been charged with misconduct in connection with alleged breaches of the FA betting rules, particularly with respect to rule E8 (1) (a) (ii) and the rule E8 (1) (b), during the period of July 2019. “Daniel Sturridge was charged with breaking the same two rules before being found guilty of providing his brother with privileged information about a potential move from Liverpool to Seville in 2018.
In clarifying the rules, the FA stated that rule E8 (1) (a) states: “A participant must not bet, directly or indirectly, or order, allow, provoke or allow anyone to bet on (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect or occurrence in or in connection with a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter relating to or relating to football anywhere in the world, including, for example and without limitation, transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters. “
Rule E8 (1) (b) of the FA betting rules states: “When a participant provides any other football-related information that the participant has obtained because of their position in the game and which does not is not accessible to the public at this time, the participant will break this rule when any of this information is used by this other person for, or in connection with, betting. “
Trippier played a key role in England’s race to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, although he has since lost his regular place alongside Gareth Southgate. His last international appearance was the qualification for the European Championship against Bulgaria in October. The defender, however, impressed in his first season in Spain and was part of the Atletico team that knocked out the incumbents, Liverpool, of the Champions League in March.
Sturridge was charged with 11 betting violations and ultimately imposed a four-month worldwide ban on all football-related activities, which ended his fate with Trabzonspor in March. The FA had asked for a six-month suspension for the former Liverpool striker and had successfully appealed the decision of an independent regulatory commission in July 2019 to suspend Sturridge for six weeks.