Daniel Sturridge has been banned from football for six weeks and fined £75,000 for breaking betting rules.
He was charged in November following an investigation into bets he made in January 2018 when he left Liverpool for West Bromwich Albion on loan.
The FA said: “Mr Sturridge faced eleven charges. Nine of those charges (1a, 1b, 2, 5, 6a, 6b and 7-9) concerned alleged breaches of the inside information rule, in that, it was said, Mr Sturridge had provided inside information to friends and family about his possible transfer moves in January 2018, which information had then been used for, or in relation to, betting.
“Those charges were dismissed by the Regulatory Commission.
“The Regulatory Commission found proved charges 3 and 4, which alleged that, in that same transfer window, Mr Sturridge had instructed his brother, Leon, to bet on a possible move by him (Daniel) to Sevilla FC.
“In issuing that instruction, the Regulatory Commission found that, as a matter of fact, Mr Sturridge had provided his brother with inside information for that purpose.
“By way of sanction, the Regulatory Commission imposed on Mr Sturridge a 6 week suspension from participation in any domestic football matches (including friendlies), such suspension being effective from 17 July 2019.
“Four weeks of that ban have been suspended until 31 August 2020, meaning that Mr Sturridge will be able to resume participating by 31 July 2019 in the event he commits no further breaches of FA Rule E8.
“In addition, the Regulatory Commission imposed a fine of £75,000 on Mr Sturridge.
“The FA respectfully disagrees with the Regulatory Commission’s findings and will be appealing against the charges which were dismissed and the sanction which was imposed.”
After finding out Daniel Sturridge’s punishment as well as how much he has been fined, fans took to Twitter to give their reaction, the majority mocked it and the player – find out what they wrote on the next page.