Yerry Mina has been accused by the English Federation of having violated the body’s sports betting regulations. Colombian Everton defender will be heard on Friday, the deadline to present his defense.
“Yerry Mina has been accused of breaking the Football Association’s betting regulations. The Colombian defender broke the E8 rule by participating in a betting publicity, which is prohibited from doing,” the FA said in a statement.
The Everton player appeared in a promotion to the betting site ‘Betjuego’, something that goes against the rules of the English Federation. However, the promotion video where the switch appears appears has already been taken down by the site. Mina’s contract with the company holding Betjuego no longer exists.
Yerry Mina is the second player to be accused by the FA of breaking internal sports betting regulations . English international Daniel Sturridge was fined 83,000 euros and suspended for six weeks after being found guilty of breaking legal gambling regulations. The striker reportedly informed his brother of his transfer at the end of the 2018/2019 season. In a statement, the English Federation explains that the striker “instructed his brother, Leon, to bet on a possible transfer of him [Daniel] to Sevilla”.