Why is Ivan Toney banned?


IVAN TONEY has been hit with a huge ban from football.

And the suspension will include international games too so the Brentford striker is out for any England call-ups.

Ivan Toney has been banned from footballPA

On the pitch, Toney has enjoyed another successful season for Bees, scoring 20 Premier League goals despite the threat of a long ban looming over him.

Toney, 27, appeared before an independent FA disciplinary commission on May 17 in an attempt to argue down the ban.

Why is Ivan Toney banned?

Ivan Toney has been banned for eight months for breaching football betting rules.

Toney pleaded guilty to many of the 262 gambling charges issued by the FA last year, but denied others.

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The ban has now started and includes the summer months so Toney is out until January, 2024.

The suspension also includes England call-ups so he is banned from international football.

Toney made his England debut two months ago.

An FA statement read: “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.

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“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.”

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