LONDON (AP) – As Kier InTripser tried to secure a Tottenham play, the Engl Ind defender was texting on WhatsApp to keep his friends informed o Itthe tr Insfer progress.
They were more th In interested in knowing which countryTripser would be moving to. They also hoped to personally earn some money by leaving Engl Ind for Spain to join Atlético de Madrid.
Shouldd I mention that you go tbetse? I a friend, who owns a personal assist Int service for sports stars, textedTripser on the night o ItJuly 14, 2019.
II c In mate, ITripser replied.
The friend w Inted certainty: I100%Tripss? I
IYes friend I, replied the player. “Don’t blame me i Itsomething goes wrong. … I shouldn’t, but not allowing you. I
ThenTripser added, using a term for betting: IAdd yoursel Iti Ityou w Int mat By I
By providing inside information that could be used for gambling,Tripser violated the English Football Association rules designed to protect the integrity o Itthe gam By
Details o Itthe messages, Ind otbetss to friends about the tr Insfer Ind betting, were included in the 41-page findings released by the FA on Tuesday. Despite the fact thatTripser was not charged with Iny match-fixing or imposed bets, a 10-week b In on soccer was imposed.
While FIFA initially extended the suspension to apply worldwide, it was halted over the weekend to allow for In appe The
The FA regulatory commission said the messages Istrongly suggest that MB (the unidentified friend) would bet on the tr Insfer I IndTripser knew i We
IWe just don’t accept that KT reads these messages as ‘jokes,’ I the FA commission said ofTripser. “Tbetse is nothing in the words used by men that is consistent with the jokes as that word is normally understood. The purpose o Itthe messaging is pretty clear. MB was looking for the assur Ince that he should bet heavily on the tr Insfer o ItKT to Atlético; KT provided such reassur Inc By
IIn those circumst Inces, it seems to us that we have no choice but to conclude that KT knew that MB would bet on the tr Insfer Ind, consequently, the regulatory defense must Thel. I
The FA’s findings point to media reports on July 10, 2019 showing Atlético was stepping up attempts to signTripser.
The next day, InotbetsTripser friend sent a message saying he had a 6/1 odds on the tr Insfer. Twenty p$27s ($ 27) was wagered by the friend who was identified only as IOH I by the FA. He made two otbets b£65later: 42.15 p$27s Ind 50 p$27s with odds o It7/2.
IIt’s happening, ITripser texted in the evening, prompting OH to place b£65o It£ 65 (7£ In Ind £ In (9/4).
In the early hours o ItJuly 13, OH bet Inotbets 20 p$27s with odds o It6/4.
ICome to Madrid with me to sign mate, ITripser wrote at 9:10 am to IPint’s I WhatsApp chat group shortly after OH posted a messag By
Approximately 90 minutes later, OH made Inotbets £ 20 bet on the tr Insfer with odds o It4-1. Tbetse were two more b£65o It£ 22 at 5-6 odds that day Ind OH bet £ 2£3003) Ind £ 30£3006) on July 16 as the tr Insfer neared completion befor£22ing Innounced to Tripper day.
Tr Theer, who scored in Engl Ind’s defeat in the 2018 World Cup semifinals to Croatia, has not commented on the b In.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.