Lucas Paquetá was accused of participating in sports betting cases – La Opinion

Lucas Paquetá was accused of participating in sports betting cases – La Opinion

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Lucas Paquetá’s future could be dark. The West Ham footballer is an established player in Europe. But for gambling cases he could receive a harsh sanction that affects his career. The Brazilian player is being investigated for four alleged violations in sports betting cases.

Edson Álvarez’s teammate was formally accused by the FA (English Football Federation). The player would be involved in sports betting cases.

The reports indicate that the suspicious participation of Lucas Paquetá took place in the following commitments: before the Leicester City from November 12, 2022; Aston Villa on March 12, 2023; Leeds United on May 21, 2023; and AFC Bournemouth on August 12, 2023.

Lucas Paquetá is a player wanted by big clubs in Europe. In fact, The Brazilian was on the radar of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Furthermore, the West Ham player is a footballer called by the Brazilian national team for the 2024 Copa América.

However, English media have anticipated the possible punishments that the West Ham player could receive. The reports made a comparison of Lucas Paquetá with the case of Kynan Isaac, Stratford Town player who received a 10-year sentence for being cautioned.

Lucas Paquetá’s reaction

The West Ham United and Brazil national team player He used his social networks to express his response to these accusations. The South American player was surprised by the decision made by the English Football Federation. Lucas Paquetá assured that he will fight to clear his name.

I am very surprised and upset to see that the FA has decided to charge me. For nine months I have cooperated at every step of the investigation and provided all the information I could. I deny the charges in their entirety and will fight with all my might to clear my name. Due to the ongoing process, I will not be making further comments.“he replied.

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