Soccer-I was stupid, naive to bet, says banned Townsend (Reuters)

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Suspended England under-21 winger Andros Townsend says he was stupid and naive to have bet on televised matches while on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur last year. Townsend had to pull out of the squad for the European under-21 championship in Israel after being charged with breaches of the Football Association’s rules. He was fined 18,000 pounds ($27,900) and banned for four months, with three of them suspended, meaning the player will still be available for the start of next season. …

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