Newcastle star Sandro Tonali  in hot water over betting charges

Newcastle star Sandro Tonali in hot water over betting charges

Festus Chuma 17:39 - 28.03.2024

The Magpies midfielder faces FA misconduct charges over betting rule breaches.

Newcastle United midfidler Sandro Tonali has found himself in the midst of controversy following charges of misconduct levied against him by the Football Association (FA) for alleged breaches of its betting rules.

This comes in the wake of the Italian midfielder's ongoing 10-month suspension from all football activities, attributed to similar infractions within his native Italy

In an official statement, Newcastle United conveyed its stance, stating;

"Newcastle United acknowledges a misconduct charge received by Sandro Tonali in respect of alleged breaches of FA betting rules."

The club further emphasized Tonali's cooperation with the ongoing investigations and affirmed its unwavering support for the player during this tumultuous period.

However, both Tonali and the club have refrained from making further comments, citing the ongoing nature of the process.

Before the imposition of his ban, Tonali had donned the Newcastle jersey in 12 appearances.

The current ban sidelines him not only for the remainder of the Premier League season but also sidelines him from participating in Italy's campaign in the upcoming Euro 2024.

The midfielder is slated to make his return to the pitch on Tuesday, August 27, after which he will seek to reclaim his position and contribute to Newcastle United's endeavors.

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