Everton Defender Yerry Mina Fined £10,000 After Admitting Breaking FA Betting Rules

Everton defender Yerry Mina has been fined £10,000 after breaching FA betting rules.

Mina, 24, was charged after starring in an advert for a betting company in his native Colombia.

The former Barcelona defender admitted the charge and apologised for his error, with his association Betjuego coming to an end earlier this year.

Mina has avoided a ban for his involvement but has been handed the fine and warned about his future conduct.

FA rules state no individual can advertise or promote any betting activity that they are prohibited from engaging in.

All money he received from the advert has been donated to the Yerry Mina Foundation charity in Colombia.

The defender has become a first-team regular at Goodison Park this season after an inconsistent debut campaign.

After starring at the World Cup, a series of injury niggles stalled his progress but he is now first-choice in central defence alongside Michael Keane.

“It’s really nice to be at Everton. I feel good, am very relaxed and am getting happier and happier with how things are progressing in the club and in the Premier League,” he said recently.

“That’s very important for me and every day I give thanks that I am in this position. I keep my feet on the ground but I’m happy to say my head is in the clouds.

We’re achieving this by following the boss’ instructions and step by step we’re definitely going in the right direction.

“Professor Marco, as I call him, is a very positive person, he’s a man that loves to always come out on top, he’s a winner and he motivates all of us to win and be winners – that concept of being a winner. He’s very open, very easy to talk to and is a hard worker as well. He puts in long hours.”

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