The FA brought in stringent measures in order to prevent, among other things spot-betting and match-fixing.
The Football Association is investigating Everton defender Yerry Mina’s appearance in a betting advertisement.
It is against stern FA rules for football players to be associated with gambling adverts and Mina’s video for Betjuego of Colombia has attracted the attention of authorities.
Press Association Sport is aware the FA knows the matter and is currently investigating further.
Strict rules were introduced to prevent spot-betting, match-fixing and many other illegal habits.
A section of the 2018/19 FA Handbook clearly states:
“An individual participant, when acting in a personal capacity, shall not be permitted to advertise or promote any betting activity that the participant is prohibited from engaging in by Rule E8(1) or E8(2).”
Rules E8(1) and E8(2) relate to football betting or football-related matters.
The Colombian international joined Everton from Barcelona in a £28million move last summer has his debut season has been a stop-start.
A foot injury delayed his first appearance until November and he has been struggling with a hamstring problem which has limited the defender to only 15 appearances throughout the season.
It is understood the moment Mina realised the advert was not something he should be associated with, he took a swift action, asking the company to take it down immediately.