The FA charged Brentford striker Ivan Toney on Wednesday. Between 2017 and 2021, the 26-year-old Englishman has broken the association’s gambling regulations no fewer than 232 times.
Toney has until November 24 to respond to the charges. His club Brentford added the addition of the FA. “The club is in discussions with Ivan and his lawyers regarding this matter. The club will not comment further until the matter is resolved,” Brentford said in a statement.
It is still unclear how high the sentence for Toney will be. In 2020, the association suspended Kieran Trippier and Daniel Sturridge for being trusted for ten weeks and four months after the players broke gambling rules. They had passed on information about their upcoming transfers to Atlético Madrid and Sevilla.
Toney was still in the English selection for the Nations League matches with Italy and Germany in September. The striker was also in the pre-selection for the World Cup, but national coach Gareth Southgate did not include him in the final selection. Sad for him but once the Premier League restarted in December he started scoring again.
Toney has been playing for Brentford since 2020 and makes this season impression with the current number ten in the Premier League. He scored 13 times in twenty league matches. The strikers have to be on the top scorers list only Erling Haaland (25) and Harry Kane (16) ahead of them.