Ivan Toney Risks Lengthy Ban For Breaching More Betting Rules

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Brentford and England forward Ivan Toney has been charged by the Football Association with a further 30 breaches of betting rules.

The FA confirmed that the 26-year-old Brentford striker Ivan Toney has a case to answer following an alleged 30 breaches of betting rules.

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney

The charges involve an alleged breaches of FA rule E8, which bans players from betting on matches, or sharing privileged information for the purposes of betting.

Meanwhile, the Brentford striker was wholly charged in November, with breaching betting rules for 232 times over a period of four-year period.

Ultimately, the Football Association have now confirmed that Ivan Toney has been charged with another 30 alleged violations of betting rules relating to a different two-year period.

The official statement from FA read: “Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules.”

“In addition to the previous charge, it is alleged that the Brentford FC forward breached FA Rule E8 a further 30 times between 14 March 2017 and 18 February 2019. Ivan Toney has until Wednesday 4 January 2023 to provide a response.”

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Information about his first charges came days after the 26-year-old forward was left out of England’s World Cup 2022 squad.

Chief executive Mark Bullingham claimed that his exclusion from the World Cup tournament has nothing to do with the charges against Toney.

The 26-year-old Brentford striker has announced that he will assist the FA with necessary information while they carry out their enquiries and said he wil not make any comment until after the investigation has been concluded.

Ivan Toney
Brentford striker Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney has until Wednesday, 4th of January, 2023 to respond to the new FA charges levelled against him.

If found guilty, Toney is likely to face a lengthy match ban.

Kieran Trippier

A similar case was that of England defender Kieran Trippier, who was banned for 10 weeks by the FA in December 2020 for divulging information for others to bet on his transfer from Premier League club Tottenham to Atletico Madrid.

Joey Barton

Also, In 2017, former Burnley player Joey Barton was banned for 18 months, but later reduced to 13 on appeal, after he admitted placing 1,260 football-related bets over a period of 10 years.

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Meanwhile, Brentford FC released a statement that suggested that they won’t fully interfere in the matter and they will only make comment after the case.

The statement read: “The club has been in discussion with Ivan and his legal representatives. Those conversations will continue privately.”

“We will make no further comment until the matter has been completed.”

The 26-year-old England and Brentford striker has been impressive since this season began.

Ivan Toney has scored 10 Premier League goals for Brentford this season but missed out on his spot in the England World Cup squad.

The 26-year-old forward is set to return back to Premier League action with Brentford after the World Cup against Tottenham on Boxing Day.

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