Kieran Trippier’s suspension by FA ‘completely unjust’, says Diego Simeone

  • Atlético Madrid manager says FA ‘benefits’ from 10-week ban
  • Suspension ends in time for three England matches in March

Diego Simeone has described the Football Association’s decision to suspend Kieran Trippier for 10 weeks as “completely unjust”, accusing the English governing body of effectively benefiting from a ban handed to one of its own players. The Atlético Madrid manager wants the case to be reviewed and the club are investigating the possibility of launching a formal appeal.

Trippier was found guilty of breaching FA regulations on betting after a lengthy investigation that followed irregular betting patterns relating to his move from Tottenham to Atlético in July 2019. The FA charged the England full-back with alleged breaches of its rules that prevent players sharing inside information. The 30-year-old denied the allegations and insisted that he did not place any bets or profit from bets placed by others.

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