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England defender Kieran Trippier told a friend to ‘lump on’ money on him joining his current club, Atletico Madrid from Tottenham back in 2019.
The former Spurs man was banned for ten weeks and fined £70,000 for breaching betting rules.
In written reasons by the FA to defend their decision to punish the player, it was revealed he kept his friends updated about his transfer to the Spanish capital via a series of WhatsApp messages.
It was discovered that the player’s Friend placed ten different bet slips in the region on £20 – £65 all on Trippier to join Diego Simeone’s side. It has also been revealed that on July 12, The full-back Texted his friend “It’s Happening” and this was where his friend allegedly stakes two more bets.
Two days later Trippier gave assurance to another friend to ask if he can lump on him going to Spain.