Everton defender, Yerry Mina has been charged by the FA for involvement in betting.
The Colombian international has been fined £10,000 for taking part in a commercial for a betting company back home. He has also been handed an official warning over any further association.
The advertisement only aired back in the South American nation but was taken down immediately upon learning FA’s betting rules. Mina claimed that the money earned from it was sent to a charitable organization that helps disadvantaged kids in Colombia. Nevertheless, he did breach the rule E8(3), by participating in an advertisement for betting activity which he is prohibited from engaging in.
Mina’s involvement in the matter should not be blown out of proportion since he directly did not take part in gambling nor was he involved in taking bribes of any sorts. He has an important place in the Everton squad after signing with them permanently from Barcelona in 2018. He pled guilty to the charge at the first opportunity and even apologised for his actions.
Mina has taken a bit of time to adjust to the Premier League but has started the 2019/20 season in good form. He is still only 24 and already has 21 caps to his name for Colombia.