Today's Top Words:
liverpool arsenal season two premier first transfer anfield reds against klopp move loan deal club
Daniel Sturridge: Former Liverpool striker should be BANNED FOR LIFE for breaching betting rules, Simon Jordan tells talkSPORT

Below is a summary of the full article. Click here for the full version or go back to LFC

Simon Jordan has backed the Football Association’s decision to appeal against Daniel Sturridge’s punishment for breaching betting rules – saying the former Liverpool striker should be banned from football for LIFE.

Shortly after Sturridge was hit with a £75,000 fine and a six-week ban, four of which were suspended, by an independent regulatory commission, the FA announced they would push for a tougher punishment as the 26-cap England international had used ‘cynical determination’ to help others place bets.

Sturridge’s punishment, handed out after nine of 11 charges were dismissed, means he pays back less than one week’s worth of his reported wage at Liverpool – while he is free to resume playing football on July 31.

“He’s either guilty or he’s not guilty, and if he’s been found guilty he should be hit with the hardest and most strident penalties that take him out of football for a far longer period of time than two weeks.” Asked what punishment would fit the crime, Jordan replied: “In my view, I think people like that who are found guilty should be banned for life.

Jordan says Sturridge’s breaches of betting regulations go entirely against the ‘integrity’ of football – and he claims the punishment he was handed comes nowhere near fitting the crime.

“It goes to the integrity of the sport,” said Jordan on Friday’s Jim White show.

Some of the dismissed charges alleged Sturridge, who is currently a free agent, passed on information about possible moves to Inter Milan and West Brom – the club he eventually joined on loan in January 2018.
Click to visit talkSPORT | Click to return to LFC
Share LFC

Dont Buy The Sun

rss icon

Arsenal News - Chelsea News - Everton News - Liverpool FC News - Man City News - Manchester United News - Newcastle News - Spurs News - West Ham News - Celtic News - Rangers News - Twitter - Contact

©2018 LFC Live.

Valid XHTML 1.0 StrictDont Buy The Sun [Valid RSS]