Everton defender fined by the FA

Everton defender fined by the FA

The English FA has fined Everton defender Yerry Mina a sum of £10,000 for appearing in a betting advert in his native Colombia.

Apart from the fine, the defender was warned over his future conduct after admitting a Football Association misconduct charge in relation to its betting rules.

A statement released by the FA said: “Yerry Mina has been warned as to his future conduct and fined £10,000 after admitting a misconduct charge in relation to the FA's betting rules.

“The Everton FC defender breached FA Rule E8(3) by participating in an advertisement for betting activity which he is prohibited from engaging in.”

Charged by the FA

Mina, who had been charged by the FA in July, appeared in a Colombian advert, promoting the betting company Betjuego in his homeland.

The FA are cracking down on any misconduct related to gambling in a bid to stop match-fixing and improve the integrity of the game.

The 24-year-old is currently on international duty with Colombia, who are due to play Venezuela in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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