The Football Association (FA) is planning to appeal against Daniel Sturridge’s 6-week suspension, as well as a £75,000 fine for his breach of betting rules from sports betting sites Australia, Sturridge, a former Liverpool striker, was found guilty of giving his brother some inside information. The information was about a possible move to Sevilla.
Sturridge was suspended from all local matches for six weeks, starting last Wednesday. He was released by Liverpool, which means that he doesn’t have club at the moment. After the six weeks ban, Sturridge will be free to continue with his career. This will be from the 31st of July, this year. This means that the former England international won’t miss any competitive matches. However, this is provided that he does not breach anymore betting rules again.
Sturridge was charged with misconduct by the FA in November of 2018. The FA was expecting a more severe punishment than what he received and so, is seeking to appeal against the suspension. In fact, the FA has already made known their intentions to the player’s legal team, although they have announced the date for the appeal.
In a statement, the FA said that it disagreed with the findings of the regulatory commission and therefore, was going to appeal against the dismissed charges. It went on to say that a punishment of just six months failed to reflect the gravity of the case.
The striker was cleared of nine charges that he was facing in relation to his transfer from Anfield back in January of 2018. However, he was found guilty on two accounts. Hoping to win big, just like American online gambling sites, Sturridge told his brother to bet on a possible move to Sevilla. However, it turned out that Sevilla could not agree on the terms of a loan deal with Liverpool. Therefore, Sturridge ended up joining West Bromwich Albion.
Sturridge, after learning of the appeal, said that he was extremely disappointed and went on to say that he would defend his position.
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