Former Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has been warned about future behaviour and fined for misconduct charges in relation to breach of betting rules.
According to thefa.com the fine was for the sume of 10,000 pounds and was calculated in retrospect to his weekly income from his current employer Everton Football Club.
The Everton man admitted the misconduct charges for the breach of FA rule E8(3).
The rule states:
“FA Rule E8(3) states – An individual Participant, when acting in a personal capacity, shall not be permitted to advertise or promote any betting activity that the Participant is prohibited from engaging in by Rule E8(1) or E8(2).”
The player took part in a television advertisement with Colombian betting company Betjuego.
While the player admitted to the charge, both he a club pled that there were mitigating circumstances.
The claim was from Everton that:
“The player’s command of the English language is limited and thus he not understand the information on betting”.
The FA acknowledged that the circumstances were unusual, and that there was a definite set of mitigating circumstances.
The FA statement read:
“Yerry Mina has been warned as to his future conduct and fined £10,000 after admitting a misconduct charge in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules.”
“The Everton FC defender breached FA Rule E8(3) by participating in an advertisement for betting activity which he is prohibited from engaging in.”
The FA Regulatory Commission said.
“The Commission felt that 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 Commission felt that the imposition of a fine would be appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances.”
“However, the Commission also felt that the level of fine imposed on Yerry Mina ought to reflect the “significant mitigation” that had been put forward on his behalf.”
“To this end the Commission took into consideration the level of gross weekly remuneration paid to Yerry Mina by Everton Football Club which was declared within the Disciplinary Proceedings Reply Form.”