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England and Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier has been given a 10-week worldwide football ban and 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.
(More here: Full-back Trippier banned for 10 weeks )
If Spain goes into lock down, and the season is suspended, he could end up missing zero games.
 

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It's one of those unusual situations where one could argue both FA's are right.
 

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"The FA have launched an inquiry following Eberechi Eze’s appearance at QPR’s FA Cup tie against Fulham and insist they did not give the green light for him to attend.

Crystal Palace forward Eze was pictured in the stands at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday - sparking accusations that he breached coronavirus guidelines with his return to his former club.

Suggestions the visit had been approved by the FA have been rebuffed and they are now investigating the matter, which took place just a day after the Premier League wrote to all clubs to remind them of coronavirus protocols."
 

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Footballers being called out for hugging at goal celebrations during covid restrictions are now being questioned about elaborate hairstyles including Said Benrahma. I wonder if Brentford have a hairdresser on staff.
 

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Not exactly in "trouble", but Danny Drinkwater going from Chelsea/England to Istanbul's 5th club is hardly a commendation either:
Drinkwater loaned to Kasimpasa

Hope his loan lasts longer there than it did at Villa.

And he might be advised to stay away from Istanbul's nightspots: Danny Drinkwater banned for drink-driving after crashing into wall and Drinkwater 'beaten up' outside nightclub after 'clash with another footballer'

(Btw, this is the same "Danny Drinkwater" whom Chelsea signed for £35m on a 5 year contract in Sept. 2017, since when he has played 12 PL games for them)
 

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It's one of those unusual situations where one could argue both FA's are right.
It wasn't the Uruguay FA, it's their players' union.

And besides they've may the cardinal sin of using the phrase "English FA" - never heard of it.
 

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not sure we were so scathing about “Istanbul’s 5th club” when Jeanvier went there a few months ago...
Fair point, though a £2m Guinea international going to them from 'little old Brentford' is hardly the same stepdown as a £35m England international joining them from Chelsea four months later.
 

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What a spectacular downfall for Drinkwater.. He might have loads of cash in the bank but his career has gone down the toilet
 

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sentenced to 3 1/2 years....seems a little lenient to me compared to the adam johnson case ...

Not the only player out of Arsenal's Youth Team to go to prison.

 

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Not the only player out of Arsenal's Youth Team to go to prison.

David Hillier (now a firefighter, btw) was another young Gunner from around then who got in trouble with the law, though avoided prison:
Hillier did not suggest, incidentally, that he thought the bag was a

I have a good friend who runs an airfreight company out of Gatwick. Consequently he knew the then Head of Security very well. Anyhow, knowing I was interested in football, my friend was able to fill me in on the background to the above case. Unfortunately our defamation laws don't permit me to post any of it on here, so all I'll say is that ever since, I always make sure to get off the plane as quickly as possible and make my way immediately to the arrivals hall, where I don't take my eyes off the luggage carousel until I have all my bags.
 

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Not the only player out of Arsenal's Youth Team to go to prison.

The Kevin Dennis case was later quashed if anyone is interested:

 

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