Brentford star Ivan Toney 'admits multiple betting breaches' and could face lengthy ban THIS season | The Sun

Brentford star Ivan Toney 'admits multiple betting breaches' and could face lengthy ban THIS season | The Sun

IVAN TONEY has pleaded guilty to multiple betting breaches of FA rules.

The Brentford forward is now expected to begin serving a lengthy ban this season.

Toney was hit with over 260 charges by the Football Association at the end of last year.

The charges are related to alleged breaches to betting rules under FA rule E8.

SunSport revealed in November that Toney was at the centre of a match-betting probe.

In a statement, the FA confirmed: "Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breached of the FA's betting rules.


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"It is alleged that the Brentford FC forward breached FA Rule E8 232 times between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021.

"Ivan Toney has until Thursday 24 November 2022 to provide a response."

He was since whacked with another 32 charges.

England star Kieran Trippier was penalised for breaking FA betting rules after telling a friend to "lump on" ahead of his transfer from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid in 2019.

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Trippier did not directly place a bet but following an investigation he was banned from football activity for ten weeks and fined £70,000.

In 2016 Joey Barton was found to be in breach of the betting rules after placing 1,260 bets over a period of ten years.

The following April he was banned for 18 months, effectively ending his career as he retired instead of deciding to appeal his punishment.

Former England striker Daniel Sturridge was banned for four months in January 2018 after being found guilty of passing on information relating to his transfer.

He was also hit with a £150,000 fine and Turkish club Trabzonspor terminated his contract.

Toney has been in red-hot form this season and is the joint-third top scorer in the Premier League.

His tally of 14 strikes is level with that of Marcus Rashford, and only behind those of Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.

Toney is uncapped at international level, but was an unused substitute for England's 3-3 draw with Germany last September – prior to missing out on the World Cup.

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His impending ban is set to rule him out of the Three Lions' clashes with Ukraine and Italy next month.

Toney is not alleged to have bet on his own team at any point.

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