Ivan Toney could possibly be banned from enjoying for months after he was charged by the FA with 232 alleged breaches of its playing legal guidelines.
The Brentford striker, who has been in scintillating kind for his membership and had hoped to be included in England’s 26 man World Cup squad, was charged on Wednesday after the FA concluded an investigation into actions which coated a interval of almost 4 years.
“Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules. It is alleged that the Brentford FC ahead breached FA rule E8 232 instances between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021.”
Footballers who play in England are banned from making any kind of wager on soccer, or asking others to take action on their behalf. The FA’s rule E8 additionally bans the sharing of privileged info for the needs of betting and sanctions could be robust.
In 2020 one other England worldwide, Kieran Trippier, was banned from enjoying for 10 weeks and fined £70,000 after he was discovered to have shared details about his upcoming switch to Atlético Madrid along with his associates. An attraction made to Fifa to scale back the ban, observing that Trippier had not benefited financially from his actions, was rejected.
Another former England participant, Daniel Sturridge, was banned for six weeks after sharing privileged info on a switch, this ban was prolonged to 4 months after a failed attraction. Last 12 months, two Boston United gamers have been charged with, between them, 757 breaches of Rule E8, associated to putting bets on matches. The pair, Andi Thanoj and Jay Rollins, have been subsequently discovered responsible and banned for 5 months.
Toney now has one week to reply to the fees, with a deadline set for Thursday, November 24. The 26-year-old ahead has scored 10 targets within the Premier League for his membership to date.
In a press release, Brentford mentioned: “The membership has been in dialogue with Ivan and his authorized representatives about this matter and people conversations will proceed privately. We will make no additional remark till the matter has been accomplished.”