French sanction 76 players and coaches for betting on football

December 20 – French football authorities have sanctioned 76 players, coaches and managers for failing to respect the ban on sports betting during the 2020-2021 season.

“These offenses are committed even though, together, the LFP and the UNFP (the players’ union) carry out awareness or information campaigns with clubs on a daily basis,” a statement said.

PSG women’s goalkeeper coach Guillaume Lemire is reported to have received the heaviest penalty: a four-match suspension and a fine of €1,000.

Five Ligue 1 male players have also been punished

Auxerre goalkeeper Donovan Léon is suspended for five games, three of which are suspended.

Brest striker Irvin Cardona received four matches including two suspended and a €1,500 fine while Sacha Delaye of Montpellier, Strasbourg’s Ghanaian defender Alexander Djiku and Cameroon defender Jean-Charles Castelletto of Nantes have also been sanctioned according to French media reports.

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