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Daniel Sturridge: FA claims that ban is not long enough – The Times

Daniel Sturridge: FA claims that ban is not long enough – The Times

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Sturridge had co-operated with the investigation, handing over phone records to the FA integrity teamMIKE EGERTON/PA

The Football Association is to appeal against the six-week ban and £75,000 fine given to Daniel Sturridge for a breach of betting rules, having argued that he should have been banned for a minimum of six months.

Sturridge will be able to resume his career on July 31 after the final four weeks of the ban were suspended by a regulatory commission. The former Liverpool striker attacked the FA for its decision to appeal, but the governing body believes anything less than a six-month ban would “wholly fail to reflect the gravity of the case”.

It emerged yesterday that the FA’s case alleged that Sturridge’s family and friends had stood to make more than £300,000 had bookmakers not refused some of the bets they sought…

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