High-scoring Premier League striker suspended eight months for gambling behavior
The English Football Association FA has suspended Ivan Toney for eight months for violating gambling rules. The striker must also pay a fine of fifty thousand pounds.
The 27-year-old Brentford striker and single England international admitted that, between February 2017 and January 2021, he had gambled as many as 232 times on matches, which is not allowed for footballers. He did not gamble on his own club.
The suspension goes into effect immediately. As a result, Toney is not deployable for his team until Jan. 16. He will be allowed to return to training starting Sept. 17.
Third behind Haaland and Kane
Toney scored 20 goals for Brentford this season, putting him third behind Erling Haaland and Harry Kane on the top scorers list. In March, he made his international debut against Ukraine.