La Liga: Atletico defender Kieran Trippier banned for 10 weeks for breach on betting rules

Atletico defender Kieran Trippier banned for 10 weeks for breach on betting rules

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been given a 10-week football ban for breaching football betting rules.

The former Tottenham defender has also been fined £70,000 after a Football Association panel found he broke betting rules.

The 30-year-old denied seven alleged breaches, but four were found proven during a personal hearing.

The offences occurred in July 2019, which is when Trippier joined Atletico from Tottenham Hotspur.

His ban from all football is effective immediately.

He will miss 12 games for La Liga leaders Atletico, including their Champions League last-16 first leg tie at home to Chelsea on 23 February.

However, he will be available for the Madrid derby on 7 March.