Toney suspended for eight months over betting breaches. Image: Twitter @ivantoney24

Toney suspended for eight months for breaching betting rules

Ivan Toney has been banned from all football related activity for eight months with immediate effect by the English Football Association


Toney suspended for eight months over betting breaches. Image: Twitter @ivantoney24

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been suspended for eight months by the Football Association (FA) for breaching their betting rules.

An FA statement said: “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.

ALSO READ: Arsenal officially bottles the league after losing 3-0 to Brighton

“His(Toney) 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.”

Toney banned for eight months over betting breaches

Brentford also issued a statement on the matter:

“Brentford FC notes the decision of an independent Regulatory Commission to issue an eight-month ban from all football and football-related activity to Ivan Toney with immediate effect.

“Ivan was charged with breaches of FA rule E8 and had a personal hearing earlier this week. Brentford FC is currently awaiting the publication of the written reasons of the independent Regulatory Commission. We will review them before considering our next steps.”

ALSO READ: Arsenal destroyed by City at the Etihad

Toney did respond on Twitter saying he was disappointed with the ban.

 “Naturally disappointed at being hit with an eight-month ban as he thanked family, friends, Brentford and the club’s fans “for their continued support, through what has been a very difficult time”.

The striker is set to sit out for eight months

“I now focus on returning to play the game I love next season,” Tony added.