Ivan Toney: Brentford striker charged with 30 more alleged breaches of FA betting rules taking total to 262 | Soccer News

Ivan Toney has been charged with 30 other alleged breaches of FA betting rules.

Brentford striker had originally been charged with over 232 alleged betting rule violations in November.

On Tuesday evening, an FA spokesperson said: “Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of FA betting rules.

“In addition to the previous charge, it is alleged that the Brentford FC striker breached FA Rule E8 a further 30 times between March 14, 2017 and February 18, 2019.

“Ivan Toney has until Wednesday, January 4, 2023 to respond.”

A statement from Brentford said: “The FA have informed Brentford FC that Ivan Toney has been charged with further alleged breaches of their betting rules.

“Our private discussions with Ivan and his legal representatives regarding this matter are ongoing. We will not comment further at this stage.”

Toney, who was not part of England’s 26-man World Cup squad, previously revealed he had been helping the FA with their investigations amid allegations that he bet on matches.

After a report in the Daily mail claimed to have been investigated by the FA, he tweeted on November 5: “I am aware of an article about me in a national newspaper today.

“I have been assisting the Football Association with their investigations and I will not comment until that investigation is completed.”

What are the football betting rules?

Football betting is banned worldwide for all players, managers, coaches, club staff, directors and licensed agents involved in gambling within the Premier League, EFL, National League, the Women’s Super League, the Women’s Championship and the North, South and Isthmus leagues.

Participants covered by the ban are prohibited from betting, directly or indirectly, on any football match or competition taking place anywhere in the world.

The ban also includes betting on any other football-related matter, such as player transfers, managerial appointments or team selection.

Passing inside information to someone who uses that information to bet is also not permitted. Inside information is information that you know about because of your position in the game and that is not publicly available, such as injury information or team selection.

You are not permitted to use inside information to place a bet or to instruct someone else to do so on your behalf. Likewise, you are not allowed to pass inside information to someone else that they use to bet.

Former top players punished for betting

Other top players charged and later found guilty of breaching FA betting rules include current England World Cup squad member Kieran Trippier, who has been banned from playing football for 10 weeks and fined £70,000 for telling a friend to ‘rise’ the prospect of him joining Atletico Madrid before his departure from Tottenham in 2019.

Daniel Sturridge was also punished for leaking inside transfer information. After initially receiving a six-week suspension, his sentence was increased to a four-month ban and a £150,000 fine after it was discovered he had asked his brother to bet on a January 2018 move to Sevilla .

Joey Barton received an 18-month ban in 2017 after placing 1,260 football bets between 2006 and 2016. The sanction resulted in his retirement from football, although the term was later reduced by five months on appeal.

How was Brentford’s season before the World Cup break?

Position: 10th (19 points)

Top scorer: Ivan Toney (11 goals)

Next three PL games: Tottenham (H), West Ham (A), Liverpool (H)

With the exception of the 5-1 horror show at Newcastle and the 4-0 loss to Aston Villa, Brentford had quashed all speculation as to whether they were about to be the next victims of the legendary ‘syndrome’. of the second season” when the Premier League went on hiatus. for the World Cup last month. If this was not already the case, they seem to have largely established themselves as part of high-flying furniture.

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And who could forget how they entered the break? Days after an embarrassing Carabao Cup shootout loss to Gillingham, they went to the Etihad as absolute underdogs but failed to crumble and came away with a well-deserved 2-1 win against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Bees’ leading talisman, Ivan Toney, was in the limelight that afternoon. He responded to Gareth Southgate’s decision to drop him from the England squad by scoring both goals which left many wondering why he wouldn’t travel to Qatar, especially given his exquisite penalty record and the fact that he was the second highest Englishman in the league with 10. goals, behind only Harry Kane.

Days later, it was revealed that Toney had been charged with 232 alleged betting rule violations between February 2017 and January 2021.

He was part of Brentford’s trip to Spain earlier this month and played an active role in mid-season friendlies against Bordeaux, Celta Vigo and Wolfsburg, but then came news on Tuesday of an additional charge of 30 other alleged offences.

If these allegations against him are proven, the striker could face a lengthy ban. Given he’s scored 11 of Brentford’s 26 goals in all competitions so far this term – with Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa following with three each – you get the feeling the Bees will be looking over their heads somewhat. shoulder regarding the developments in the saga.
Dan Long

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