The Football Association (FA) has banned former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge from all football-related activities for breaching betting regulations.
“Daniel Sturridge has been suspended from all football and football-related activity from today until the end of 17 June 2020,” the FA said in a statement.
The suspension comes after the English Football Association won an appeal against a two-week ban and £75,000 fine given to Sturridge in July 2019.
“In relation to the sanction, the Appeal Board agreed with The FA that the penalty originally imposed on Mr Sturridge was unduly lenient and therefore increased his effective playing ban from two weeks to four months. The Appeal Board also doubled the fine to £150,000” the FA said.
The former England international was accused of passing on inside information on potential transfer moves in January 2018.
Sturridge’s contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor was terminated by mutual consent on Monday.