Mina fined for breaching betting rules

September 11, 2019


Everton defender Yerry Mina has been fined and warned about his future conduct after appearing in an advertisement for a Colombian betting company.

Mina, a centre back for Colombia's national team, admitted to a misconduct charge by the English Football Association.

The FA said Mina was fined PS10,000 (US$12,300).

Mina breached the FA's betting rules by taking part in a promotional advert for Betjuego.

Everton said that Mina demanded that the ad, which was only broadcast in Colombia, be removed as soon as he was informed that it breached betting rules in England. They added that he did not profit directly from the ad because the fee was going to his charitable foundation for disadvantaged children in Colombia.

The club also said that Mina hadn't understood the FA's rules on betting because his command of English was limited.

In another verdict announced Tuesday, Jordan Stevens of English club Leeds was given a six-week ban and fined PS1,200 (US$1,500) after admitting to placing 59 bets on football between August 2018 and May 2019 -- five of which involved Leeds.

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