Newcastle United Released Official Statement On Sandro Tonali Betting Scandal

Newcastle United United has issued an official statement regarding Sandro Tonali’s betting scandal during his time at AC Milan. The Premier League club made the announcement on its official website on October 18, 2023. According to Newcastle United, Sandro Tonali is currently the subject of an investigation by the Italian Prosecutor’s Office and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

Newcastle United confirmed that Sandro Tonali is under investigation for alleged illegal betting activity. Sandro is actively cooperating with the investigation and will continue to work with the relevant authorities. The club is providing full support to him and his family during this ongoing process. As a result, neither Sandro Tonali nor Newcastle United can offer further comments at this time.

The midfielder may face a suspension after admitting to placing bets on matches involving AC Milan during his time with the Serie A club. This admission complicates the situation as he claims not to have bet on Milan matches during his active playing period. If this claim is accepted, Tonali might avoid charges of match-fixing, as he wouldn’t have influenced any matches. However, gambling on his own team could lead to a potential ban exceeding three years from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) prosecutor.

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