Ex England and Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge has come out to say that he is devastated after his recent ban from football till mid-June.
Sturridge said the ban is disappointing plus upsetting and he cannot understand why the original, highly-qualified panel’s ruling was overturned.
According to him, this means his season is over and he is absolutely gutted about it
He added he will keep campaigning for professional footballers to be able to speak to their families and close friends without risking any charges from the FA.
His words, “It was very disappointing and upsetting for me to hear the news that the appeal panel had overturned the original, highly-qualified panel’s ruling.
“Devastating for me, I’m absolutely gutted about it. My season’s over.”
“I just want to say it’s been a very long, drawn out process over the last couple of years, and difficult to concentrate on my football. It’s also been a crazy few days, to be fair.
“I just want to say that I’m going to continue to campaign for professional footballers to be able to speak to their families and close friends freely, without the real risk of being charged.
“The betting companies and the process of people being able to place bets on people moving clubs has to be stopped. Although the appeal panel had recognised that I hadn’t bet, nobody else had bet, I was still charged.”