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Yerry Mina Fined £10,000 For Breaking FA Betting Rules
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Yerry Mina Fined £10,000 For Breaking FA Betting Rules

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Everton defender, Yerry Mina, has been handed a fine of £10,000 after breaching the Football Association betting rules.

According to reports, Mina also received a stern warning that would prevent future betting or a risk of having his license revoked.

The 24-year-old was used as a model in a TV advert for Colombian betting company, Betjuego, which breached the English FA betting rules.

Though the football star has pleaded guilty to the charges, he has blamed his misdemeanor on his limitations with English.

The Merseyside cub, Everton, had provided support for their player, claiming the defender's comprehension of the English language was limited and that he did not understand the information on betting.

''The case is unusual and recognized as a strong mitigation put forward by the player and his club which significantly reduced Mina's culpability

"A warning alone would be insufficient to reflect the seriousness of such a breach, given that the integrity of the game is potentially threatened by breaches of the FA's betting rules," the FA regulatory commission said.

The English FA has explained that the fine is appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances, adding that it would be the only action the association would take against the footballer.

Mina joined the Toffees from Barcelona in August 2018 after failing to land a starting shirt in Camp Nou.