Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been charged by the FA for more than 232 alleged breaches of betting rules. Toney, who was left off of England’s 26-man World Cup roster, previously disclosed he was assisting the FA with its inquiries into claims that he bet on sporting events. The accused 26-year-old has until November 24 to reply to the allegations.
“I am aware that a national publication published a story about it,” Brentford striker Ivan Toney said. “I have been helping the Football Association with their investigations, and I won’t say anything more until the investigation is over. I am a proud Englishman, and I have always wanted to represent my nation at a World Cup finals.”
“In connection with alleged violations of the FA’s betting rules, Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct,” the Football Association said. “It is alleged that between February 25, 2017, and January 23, 2021, the Brentford FC attacker broke FA rule E8 232 times. Ivan Toney has until November 24, Thursday, to respond.”
“Ivan Toney has been charged with violating FA Rule E8, according to Brentford FC,” the club said in a statement. “The club has spoken with Ivan and his attorneys regarding this subject, and those discussions will go on in private. Until the problem is resolved, we won’t say anything more.”
In the Premier League, EFL, National League, Women’s Super League, Women’s Championship, and the Northern, Southern, and Isthmian leagues, betting on football is prohibited for all players, managers, coaches, club personnel, directors, and licensed agents. Any wagering on a football game or tournament that takes place anywhere in the world by participants who are subject to the ban is forbidden. Betting on any other football-related events, such as player transfers, managerial hires, or team selection, is likewise prohibited.
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