Sandro Tonali handed two-month suspension and £20,000 fine for betting offences

The midfielder was charged with 50 breaches over placing bets on football matches. 

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The English Football Association (FA) has sanctioned Newcastle United’s Sandro Tonali for misconduct in relation to the FA’s betting rules. 

Tonali was handed a 10-month ban from football back in October over betting breaches from his time at AC Milan and in March was charged by the FA in relation to bets he was said to have placed on football matches 50 times while at Newcastle. 

The governing body of football in England has charged the midfielder with 50 breaches of FA Rule E8 for placing bets on football matches over the two-month period between 12 August 2023 and 12 October 2023. 

With this, Tonali has received a two-month suspension (which has been suspended) from all football and football-related activity, as well as a £20,000 ($24,971.60) fine and a warning. 

The Italian international’s club, Newcastle, has released a statement in relation to this latest development in which it says: “The banning period is fully suspended for the duration of the 2024/25 season, meaning he will be available to return to competitive football upon the conclusion of an existing ten-month sanction imposed by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on 27 October 2023. 

“Provided that he does not commit any further breach of the FA Betting Rules during the suspension period, Sandro will not serve any part of the two-month sanction. 

“As acknowledged by the FA in the independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons, the level of assistance Sandro has provided by self-referring and fully cooperating with a subsequent investigation is extraordinary and unprecedented. Sandro made full admissions as to his betting activity, and did so in circumstances where there was no other evidence to support misconduct proceedings. 

“Sandro is continuing to follow a therapeutic plan and educational programme with the club's full support and will continue to train with his teammates.” 

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