Brentford midfielder Ivan Toney has been barred from playing football or engaging in any football-related activity for the next eight months, and here’s why.
The English Football Association has imposed an eight-month suspension on Brentford FC and England striker Ivan Toney from playing football or engaging in any football-related activities.
The English FA announced the 8-month penalty in an official statement issued today, Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
Toney earned an 8-month ban and a 50,000-pound fine for breaking betting restrictions. The English FA confirmed that Toney admitted to 232 of the 262 allegations brought against him by the organization.
The FA’s statement verified the following:
“Ivan Toney has been suspended from all football and football-related activity with immediate effect for eight months, which runs up to and including 16 January 2024, fined £50,000 and warned as to his future conduct for breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules.
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.”