Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been suspended from all football and football-related activity with immediate effect for eight months over 232 betting breaches also been charged £50,000.
Toney was expected to be hit with a heavy punishment after he was subject to 262 FA charges at the end of 2022. Under the terms of the sanction, the 27-year-old will not be able to play for his club or country until his suspension comes to an end on January 16, 2024. Toney is not even allowed to train until September 2023.
A statement by the Football Association (FA)
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Ivan Toney has been suspended from all football and football-related activity with immediate effect for eight months, which runs up to and including 16 January, 2024, fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct for breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules.
The Brentford FC forward was charged with 262 breaches of FA Rule E8 in total between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021. The FA subsequently withdrew 30 of these breaches and he admitted to the remaining 232.
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Brentford released a statement: “Brentford FC notes the decision of an independent Regulatory Commission to issue an eight-month ban from all football and football-related activity to Ivan Toney with immediate effect.
Toney was originally charged for allegedly breaching the FA’s betting rules on 232 occasions, which were said to have occurred between February 2017 and January 2021.
The FA confirmed in December that Toney had been charged with misconduct in relation to 30 additional alleged betting breaches.
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Toney has scored 20 goals in 33 Premier League appearances this season, helping Brentford into ninth place in the table.