Mina's association with the betting firm contravenes Section E (8-3) of FA rules that state: “It is not allowed, when acting in a personal capacity, to publicise or promote any betting activity related to football.”
The punishment that the governing body could levy against the defender range from a heavy fine on the more lenient end to a lifetime ban on the more extreme.
Neither Mina nor Everton have yet commented on the allegations.
Reader Comments (26)
Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer
1 Posted 10/05/2019 at 00:39:40
2 Posted 10/05/2019 at 01:43:02
3 Posted 10/05/2019 at 03:22:22
Either ban it, or allow it.
4 Posted 10/05/2019 at 04:39:32
Unless of course he was having a bet on a certain CL Finalist in which case he deserves all he gets...errr, yeah.
5 Posted 10/05/2019 at 05:47:42
6 Posted 10/05/2019 at 06:19:24
7 Posted 10/05/2019 at 06:35:31
8 Posted 10/05/2019 at 06:59:05
What's relevant is the stupidity of letting the player you represent break the rule for a little extra money when he's the highest-paid player in the Prem per minute played. (I am assuming this opportunity came in through the agent, and isn't just Mina helping out a pal back home.)
Mina's on £120,000/week, joint highest on the club. He made 14 appearances, playing just 935 minutes. That's £6674 per minute. Bet he made about ten minutes' salary off this deal.
His Rio-based agent, GMRsports, represents exactly one top player -- Mina -- and a handful of unknowns. Must be amateur hour down there.
Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
9 Posted 10/05/2019 at 09:21:12
The betting is that whoever it was were taking a nice cut for themselves.
10 Posted 10/05/2019 at 10:49:10
11 Posted 10/05/2019 at 10:53:20
12 Posted 10/05/2019 at 10:58:44
My head's spinning. Jeez - Football these days...
13 Posted 10/05/2019 at 16:06:58
14 Posted 10/05/2019 at 16:20:53
Betting companies can sponsor entire teams, but individual players can't advertise for them? Why? The League will take the money as will the teams, but an individual can't profit off the exact same thing / companies / vehicles as the teams and league? Dumb.
It reminds me of our drinking age laws here in the USA. You can't legally drink alcohol until you're 21 years old. But you can be drafted and have bullets shot over your head in war at 18?
Mike - yes the rule is irrelevant in respect to Mina and this circumstance. But application and validity of rules and regulations, and discussion thereof, is never irrelevant. Leagues should always review and analyze their rules and regulations. I hope they look at this one because it's incredibly ironic teams can allow gambling outfits to pump money to teams, but players in the league aren't afforded the same financial potential.
Surely you see the double standard, and that double standard is relevant and worthy of discussion?
15 Posted 10/05/2019 at 16:26:42
But we're Everton. He'll get a ban. If this was any player from the "Top 6" they'd get a slap on wrist.
Brace yourself for yet another double standard with the pending punishment!
16 Posted 10/05/2019 at 19:46:35
Like Mike Gaynes pointed out, the ridiculous money this guy is on for minutes actually played is immoral, but to voluntarily get involved in any form of advertising, smacks of pure greed and is representative of all that is wrong with football these days.
17 Posted 10/05/2019 at 20:01:28
I know they are only young men, but surely Salah, should have been resting, unless hes going to spend the money he earned on taking a few Liverpool fans to Madrid!
Not a dig at Liverpool, but something has got to be done about these governing bodies, and the atrocious ticket allocations they are giving to the fans. Arsenal and Chelsea, are both going to get 6000 tickets each, which is really sickening when you stop and think about it.
18 Posted 10/05/2019 at 21:34:46
19 Posted 10/05/2019 at 23:26:12
It highlights the insidious creep of both African betting firms (our very own Sportspesa and Everton of course get a mention) and UK firms, with no one really bothered about ensuring kids under-18 simply don't start the habit so young.
Given Mina's 'crime', it's interesting to see in the BBC video Arsenal players appearing in one betting promo video, whilst Spurs players - including the very high profile Harry Kane - appear in big billboard ads promoting betting.
The opening post doesn't mention if the FA is investigating Mina. If it is confirmed they are, I wonder how consistent they will be in looking at the BBC video and following up with Arsenal and Spurs players?
20 Posted 10/05/2019 at 23:43:09
21 Posted 11/05/2019 at 00:24:00
If Mina is guilty, then so are every club with gambling promotion on their shirts, but hey, Sky are pumping in the cash they get from SkyBet, so it's a merry go-round. The players get filthy rich and the mental well being of the public continues to suffer. The FA have their rules, but this is a million miles from a Tony Kay situation.
22 Posted 11/05/2019 at 00:58:43
Still, football being corrupt to the core, who among us fans really gives a toss about the hopeless lives of desperately impoverished children here and overseas whilst the many no-marks infesting Finch Farm peruse the brochures seeking out their next state-of-the-art home/car/holiday/bling or whatever?
23 Posted 11/05/2019 at 01:09:51
Im not a betting man but any addiction that needs feeding can easily lead into crime...
24 Posted 12/05/2019 at 16:21:43
25 Posted 12/05/2019 at 18:16:51
26 Posted 13/05/2019 at 08:12:14
Add Your Comments
In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.
Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and Talking Points submissions across the site.