Huddersfield guardant Kian Harratt has received a four-month suspension for violating FA betting rules. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Huddersfield guardant Kian Harratt has received a four-month suspension for violating FA betting rules.
Harratt is reported to person placed 484 bets connected shot from June 2020 to June 2023, including bets connected his ain team’s matches. He was fined £3,200 ($4,049) successful summation to nan ban.
some of nan bets were “more problematic than others”
In a statement, Harratt said that immoderate of nan bets were “more problematic than others” arsenic they progressive his team. He besides admitted that he stake connected his squad to lose, adding “of nan 44 bets of this quality that I placed, 36 progressive Huddersfield.”
Nine of those 36 bets were connected Huddersfield to lose. Harratt emphasized that he was not progressive pinch nan squad during those matches, arsenic he was either connected indebtedness to different nine aliases training elsewhere.
Facing nan FA, Harratt explained that his gambling started connected his 18th day erstwhile he opened an online betting account. He initially stake connected equine racing, but yet moved to soccer. According to Harratt, gambling was a measurement for him to get nan aforesaid “buzz” he had erstwhile competing connected nan field. When shot grounded to execute that, his gambling activities increased.
In a statement, Huddersfield said it supported Harratt, who is recovering from hamstring surgery.