'It's Insider trading' - Exclusive: Spurs transfer probed by chiefs leaves pundit raging
Danny Mills has blasted Kieran Trippier after he was charged for breaching FA betting rules in relation to his move from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted the onus is on the player to prevent friends and family from using the information illegally.
The 29-year-old has been charged by the FA for misconduct after betting rules were breached in relation to his move £21.7million from Spurs to Madrid last July.
Daniel Sturridge was handed a 75,000 fine and a six-week ban, four of which were suspended, earlier this season after he told his brother Leon to bet on a possible move to Sevilla.
Mills is adamant players should have learned better by now having watched so many before them punished for similar offences.
“Do not go out and bet on it,” he told Football Insider.
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“It is just idiotic, surely. You have seen players get caught time and time again.
“It is insider trading, effectively. That is what it boils down to. You cannot be doing that.
“As a player, if you are saying that something is going to happen before it has happened, you have to say to the people that you trust, ” Do not do anything daft.”
“People need to be intelligent and clever enough to work it out for themselves sometimes. You need to make sure that the people that you tell do not pass on the information.
“I would say there is a large onus on the player to make remind people.”
The Atletico Madrid player was quoted by Sky Sports, in response to the charge as saying, “I have at no stage placed any football-related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting.”
Trippier made 114 appearances for Spurs before making the move to Diego Simeon’s side.
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