Breaking betting rules: FA bans player for 6 weeks

Leeds’ Jordan Stevens has been banned from all football-related activity for six weeks for breaking Football Association betting rules, a punishment his club has called “disproportionate”. The midfielder, 19, admitted a charge of placing 59 bets last season, five on matches involving the Whites. Stevens will be suspended until October 10 and has also been fined £1,200. “We are hugely disappointed in the FA’s choice of sanction,” said Leeds Chief Executive Angus Kinnear. “To prevent a young footballer from taking part in any football activities at such critical period of…

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Breaking betting rules: FA bans player for 6 weeks

Leeds’ Jordan Stevens has been banned from all football-related activity for six weeks for breaking Football Association betting rules, a punishment his club has called “disproportionate”. The midfielder, 19, admitted a charge of placing 59 bets last season, five on matches involving the Whites. Stevens will be suspended until October 10 and has also been fined £1,200. “We are hugely disappointed in the FA’s choice of sanction,” said Leeds Chief Executive Angus Kinnear. “To prevent a young footballer from taking part in any football activities at such critical period of…

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FA fines Everton defender, Mina, £10,000 for breaking betting rules

Everton’s Yerry Mina has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting breaching Football Association betting rules. Mina, 24, appeared in a TV advert for Colombian betting company Betjuego. In mitigation, Everton said defender Mina’s “command of the English language is limited” and that he did “not understand the information on betting”. The FA said the fine is “appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances”. Mina joined the Toffees from Barcelona in August 2018, reports the BBC. The FA called the case “unusual” and recognised “strong mitigation…

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FA fines Everton defender, Mina, £10,000 for breaking betting rules

Everton’s Yerry Mina has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting breaching Football Association betting rules. Mina, 24, appeared in a TV advert for Colombian betting company Betjuego. In mitigation, Everton said defender Mina’s “command of the English language is limited” and that he did “not understand the information on betting”. The FA said the fine is “appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances”. Mina joined the Toffees from Barcelona in August 2018, reports the BBC. The FA called the case “unusual” and recognised “strong mitigation…

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