Player Kieran Trippier received a release to continue playing for his club Atlético de Madrid, from Spain, pending analysis of the appeal of his case. The player was punished for having bet on Tottenham’s exit from England for the Spanish team.
The planned punishment was 10 weeks away from any football-related activity and announced by the English Football Federation (FA) at the end of last year. However, his current club has appealed the decision to FIFA and is looking for a lighter penalty.
For Atlético de Madrid, the main issue is that the penalty time would not impact Kieran Trippier’s official commitments for the England team. In other words, he would be away only from his team’s games during the penalty stipulated by the FA.
Kieran Trippier may still resort to CAS
FIFA accepted the Spanish club’s appeal and released the player to return to the pitch until he announced a new resolution for the case.
In addition to FIFA, the Spanish team can also request a review of the penalty from the Arbitral Sports Court (CAS) for noncompliance with the rules regarding sports betting in English football.
The decision to remove the player for about ten weeks was announced by the English federation in the last days of 2020, which still demanded the payment of a fine of around 70 thousand pounds.
With Atletico’s request granted by the maximum football entity on the planet, coach Diego Simeone will be able to reinstate him to his team’s next commitments. Otherwise, Trippier could lose both games for the Spanish Championship and clashes in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea, England, on 17 and 23 February for international competition. While the next game for the Spanish Championship takes place this Saturday, 9, against Athletic Bilbao.