DETECTED: Kieran Trippier's WhatsApp group messages that led to his 10-week ban on football. The English defender told his friends they struck a deal and made a chunk if you want, before betting on his transfer from Atletico Madrid
- Kieran Trippier moved from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019
- The right-back told some friends to focus on moving with the bookies
- Trippier has a 10-week football ban that is currently suspended because of the violations
Kieran Trippier told his friends to "wait" for his upcoming move to Atletico Madrid in the days leading up to his departure from Tottenham, which became known on Tuesday.
It was also revealed that Trippier turned down an offer to postpone his personal hearing on FA betting fees, which resulted in him missing out on England's game against Denmark in October.
Trippier was handed a ten-week global ban for violating FA betting rules last month when he moved from Spurs to Atletico in July 2019.
Conversations Kieran Tripper had with his friends about joining Atletico Madrid have been revealed
Trippier once told his friends to "leave" him and leave Tottenham for Atletico Madrid
The FA has now released the written reasons for Trippier's indictment and subsequent ban, which has since been suspended by FIFA pending an appeal from Atletico – a move that could result in full back missed this summer's European Championship.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Trippier had sent friends a series of WhatsApp messages triggering a series of bets from their recipients.
On July 14th, three days before his move to Atletico was confirmed, Trippier was asked by a friend, "Should I get you to go there (Madrid)?"
Trippier replied, "Can mate."
The friend went on: "100% Tripps?" Trippier replied, "Yeah buddy" before adding, "Go ahead if you want buddy."
In a WhatsApp exchange, Trippier told a friend to "move on if you want a partner".
In another exchange, Trippier told a friend that the deal was almost closed and the friend was on the move shortly after – Trippier didn't seem to be encouraging a bet in that discussion
Details of the news were included in the 46-page document released by the FA on Tuesday. The Regulatory Commission said the news indicated "very strongly" that a friend would bet on the move.
"We just don't accept KT (Trippier) reading this news as a 'joke'," the commission said.
Trippier later sent a message that said, "It's happening."
This led to more bets – including one for £ 300 the day before his exit.
English manager Gareth Southgate and Captain Harry Kane, as well as Burnley boss Sean Dyche, provided character references to Trippier during the hearing.
The England right-back is currently on a 10-week lockdown ban after breaking the betting rule
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