Daniel Sturridge has been handed a worldwide football ban until June and fined £150,000 after being found guilty of breaching the FA’s gambling regulations.
The previous Liverpool striker, who ended his agreement with Turkish side Trabzonspor prior on Monday, was given a fourteen day boycott and a £75,000 fine in July after an administrative commission decided that he had furnished his sibling with “inside data” over a wager in regards to his conceivable exchange to Sevilla.
The FA believed the choice to be excessively merciful and stopped an intrigue, and a free intrigue board has now discovered that the administrative commission twisted the FA’s guidelines and discovered demonstrated two further charges against Sturridge which were initially expelled.
“Daniel Sturridge has been suspended from all football and football-related activity from today until the end of 17 June 2020,” said an FA statement on Monday.
“Following an appeal by the FA of the previous findings of the independent regulatory commission in this case, an independent appeal board has found that the regulatory commission misapplied the FA’s rules in relation to the use of inside information and made findings of fact which could not be sustained.
“As a result, the appeal board has found proven two further charges which were originally dismissed. Other factual findings of the regulatory commission were left undisturbed.
“In relation to the sanction, the appeal board agreed with the FA that the penalty originally imposed on Mr Sturridge was unduly lenient and therefore increased his effective playing ban from two weeks to four months. The appeal board also doubled the fine to £150,000.
“FIFA has confirmed that the suspension will be of worldwide effect.”