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17th May 2023

Ivan Toney suspended from all football for eight months for betting breaches

Charlie Herbert

Ivan toney banned for eight months

He has also been fined £50,000

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been banned from football for eight months after he accepted breaking Football Association betting rules.

The ban will run up to and including January 16 2024. He has also been fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct for breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules.

In a statement, the FA said: “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.  

“His sanctions were subsequently imposed by an independent Regulatory Commission following a personal hearing. He is permitted to return to training only with his club for the final four months of his suspension starting from 17 September 2023.

“The independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for these sanctions will be published in due course, and The FA will wait to review them before commenting further.”

The Brentford striker is currently the third highest scorer in the Premier League this season, having bagged 20 times so far this campaign.

FA rules state that players operating at Premier League, English Football League, National League and The FA Women’s Super League and The FA Women’s Championship levels are banned from betting on games.

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