The defender appeared in a betting commercial on Colombian television over the summer which was deemed to be a breach of the governing body of English football's betting rules.
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1 Posted 11/09/2019 at 01:24:53
2 Posted 11/09/2019 at 08:09:26
3 Posted 11/09/2019 at 08:30:15
4 Posted 11/09/2019 at 09:55:45
Bill, in all fairness I wouldn't really call it a minor infraction, there are strict rules (for a reason) about Sportsmen and Gambling and rightly so in my opinion. I know it happened in his own Country but quite often Gambling and Major crime Syndicates are often inextricably linked.
As a Defender too, it would be 'easy' to let a goal in, against the run of play and change the expected result, because there is pressure (off the field with his family as hostages) on him to do so. Maybe I have gone to the extreme but it does and has happened.
5 Posted 11/09/2019 at 10:23:26
It's absolute bollocks. He appeared in an advert for a gambling firm in Colombia, speaking only Spanish. He donated his fee to his charity based in Colombia. He has not bet on any games.
Had he appeared in an advert for SportPesa, our sponsors, as part of our sponsorship it would be fine. It's fine to play football with the firm emblazoned on the shirt, and to be on the shirt on all kinds of official publicity everywhere. But for him to star in an advert for another firm is a breach of betting rules?
Absolute hypocritical bollocks.
6 Posted 11/09/2019 at 10:43:58
“Mina's mitigating factors:
The advert was entirely in Spanish
It was not broadcast outside of Colombia and was removed as soon as Mina realised he had broken betting rules
Mina did not profit from the advert - his fee was donated to the Yerry Mina Foundation
He admitted the charge at the earliest opportunity and apologised for his mistake”
If he has broken written rules then fair enough - he should be punished - regardless of how daft the rule may be.
The issue for me is that it is being reported as “a breach of betting rules”. Its completely misleading. He appeared in an advert. Anyway, its done and dusted now so lets look ahead!
7 Posted 11/09/2019 at 10:56:58
8 Posted 11/09/2019 at 11:12:25
His crime? He admitted to placing 59 bets on football between August 2018 and May 2019, five of which involved bets on Leeds games.
Tony Kay, anyone..?
Something very disproportionate in all this.
9 Posted 11/09/2019 at 11:17:18
Just listening to talkshite & they are talking about the Leeds youngster who has been punished for betting on games. Generally talking negatively about betting. First break they go to during the discussion and the first advert is for Betfair! What hypocrisy, you couldn't make it up!
10 Posted 11/09/2019 at 11:30:26
11 Posted 11/09/2019 at 11:30:56
However, they are one of the few industries left who want to and have the funds to actually pay a decent sponsorship amount! Also laughable is that the EFL is sponsored by SkyBet...
13 Posted 11/09/2019 at 12:38:22
How is this greedy grabbing rat exempt from being fined? Surely this sets a dreadful example to young fans although the man's lack of any apparent "class" or sportsmanship seems largely ignored in most circles
14 Posted 11/09/2019 at 13:08:38
Although there is a hypocritical side to this, as with most teams sponsors, especially the ones promoting or being seen to promote Gambling/Casinos etc. :-)
15 Posted 11/09/2019 at 13:31:34
But I do take your point that if organised crime via a legitimate betting company paid him £10m for an advert, then you'd suspect it was match fixing, so a line needs to be drawn somewhere. But this scenario would require to look at market rates for advertising.
I still believe it's ridiculous and hypocritical to fine him, especially an amount similar to what a club paid for racist fans. I know what I consider to be worse.
16 Posted 11/09/2019 at 13:37:46
It is ok to admit that you weren't aware of all the details, nobody is judging - he took on a side job, I imagine at the behest of his agent, then donated the proceeds to his foundation, all of which is a far cry from placing a bet on a match himself, let alone actually trying to influence the outcome.
I think this has been discussed on at least three separate threads since the story first broke, and the general feeling was one of sheer bafflement in fining a player for appearing in an advert for a betting company when he walks around in an advert for such a company every time he dons the blue jersey.
The details of the fine when compared to the examples provided by Steve and Jay just adds to the ludicrousness of the situation.
17 Posted 11/09/2019 at 14:09:03
The FA/PL board would probably sanction genocide if the people involved ran a betting firm. However, if the same company sold booze that would be no good.
The FA has not been fit for purpose for a long time. Not corrupt – just too big and too unwieldy.
18 Posted 11/09/2019 at 14:09:28
19 Posted 11/09/2019 at 20:36:44
21 Posted 12/09/2019 at 12:48:37
22 Posted 13/09/2019 at 11:10:34
Anyone know when Harry Kane's case is being considered?
Perhaps Mr Levy could advise.
23 Posted 13/09/2019 at 11:12:55
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