Ivan Toney is charged by the FA over 232 historic playing allegations spanning virtually FOUR YEARS – with Brentford striker dealing with a lifetime ban within the worst-case situation if discovered responsible of breaching laws
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been charged by the Soccer Affiliation over 232 alleged breaches of betting guidelines over a four-year interval.
The 26-year-old final week admitted he was helping the FA with its investigation into historic breaking of playing guidelines.
The alleged breaches stretch from 2017, when Toney was on Newcastle’s books, to 2021, after he had joined Brentford from Peterborough.
Brentford star Ivan Toney has been charged by the FA over 232 historic playing allegations
The FA mentioned on Wednesday: ‘Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting guidelines.
‘It’s alleged that the Brentford FC ahead breached FA rule E8 232 occasions between February 25, 2017 and January 23, 2021.
‘Ivan Toney has till Thursday, November 24 to offer a response.’
Toney was a contender for England’s World Cup squad, having been referred to as up for the current Nations League fixtures, however was omitted when Gareth Southgate named his travelling celebration final week.
When information of the FA probe broke on November 6, Toney wrote on Twitter: ‘I am conscious of a narrative about me in a nationwide newspaper immediately.
‘I’ve been helping the Soccer Affiliation with their enquiries and won’t be making any remark till such investigation has reached its conclusion.
‘I’m a proud Englishman and it has at all times been my childhood dream to play for my nation at a World Cup finals.’
The FA has strict betting guidelines and if a participant is discovered responsible it could impose ‘monetary penalties, suspensions, and in some situations, lifetime bans’.
Toney has scored 11 objectives this season, together with each in Brentford’s shock 2-1 win at Manchester Metropolis on Saturday.
Brentford mentioned in a press release: ‘Brentford FC has been knowledgeable that Ivan Toney has been charged with breaches of FA Rule E8.
‘The membership has been in dialogue with Ivan and his authorized representatives about this matter and people conversations will proceed privately.
‘We’ll make no additional remark till the matter has been accomplished.’