Ivan Toney charged with misconduct in connection with breach of betting rules

The FA has confirmed that Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of betting rules.

News broke in recent weeks that the Brentford striker was the subject of an ongoing investigation into such breaches.

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Professional players in England are not allowed to bet on football.

An FA statement on Wednesday read: “Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s playing rules.

“The Brentford FC striker is alleged to have breached FA Rule E8 232 times between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021. Ivan Toney has until Thursday 24 November 2022 to respond.”

Brentford have also since released a statement, commenting: “Brentford FC have been informed that Ivan Toney has been charged with breaching FA Rule E8.

“The club has been in discussion with Ivan and his legal representatives regarding this matter and those talks will continue privately.

“We will not comment further until the matter is concluded.”

Toney recently hit the headlines after he was surprisingly overlooked by Gareth Southgate for England’s World Cup squad. He is yet to make an appearance for the Three Lions at any level.

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