Daniel Sturridge has been banned from football for six weeks and fined £75,000 for breaching English FA’s gambling regulations.
Daniel Sturridge is having a tough month, as after being released by Liverpool, the English forward has found himself involved in a gambling breach, which led to a ban on him from all football activities.
According to various sources, Sturridge has been banned for six weeks and fined with £75,000, after he instructed to bet on a particular club as his next transfer destination.
“The Regulatory Commission found proved charges 3 and 4, which alleged that, in that same transfer window, Mr Sturridge had instructed his brother, Leon, to bet on a possible move by him (Daniel) to Sevilla FC,” the FA said in their statement, per the Mirror.
“In issuing that instruction, the Regulatory Commission found that, as a matter of fact, Mr Sturridge had provided his brother with inside information for that purpose.
“By way of sanction, the Regulatory Commission imposed on Mr Sturridge a 6 week suspension from participation in any domestic football matches (including friendlies), such suspension being effective from 17 July 2019.
“Four weeks of that ban have been suspended until 31 August 2019, meaning that Mr Sturridge will be able to resume participating by 31 July 2019 in the event he commits no further breaches of FA Rule E8. In addition, the Regulatory Commission imposed a fine of £75,000 on Mr Sturridge.”
On the other hand, BBC reports that he FA has said it will appeal against the dismissal by an independent regulatory commission of various charges alleging he passed on inside information over a potential transfer in January 2018.
Sturridge’s year has not been great as he is yet to sign for a new club and on top, his house was also broken into earlier this month.
How twitter reacted
Free agent Daniel Sturridge has been banned from football for six weeks after instructing a family member to bet on him to move to Sevilla while he was at Liverpool.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 18, 2019
Ex-Liverpool striker Sturridge banned for breaching betting rules. More ➡ https://t.co/ibPwjbzTgh
— Pulse Ghana Sports (@PulseSportsGh) July 18, 2019
Daniel Sturridge banned from football for six weeks, making him odds on to sign for Newcastle United.
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) July 18, 2019
— FootballTransferNews (@FTransferNews) July 18, 2019
The information about Sturridge’s new club is still unknown, and have not been offered a new contract by Liverpool.