Ivan Toney repeatedly bet on matches involving his own team and would have received a ban of longer than eight months had he not been diagnosed with a gambling addiction, the written reasons of his case, published by the Football Association, have shown.
The Brentford striker has been suspended by the FA from playing until January 2024 and cannot train with his teammates until September after accepting 232 breaches of the FA’s rules on betting.
The written reasons state that “126 bets were in respect of matches in a competition in which Mr Toney’s club had participated in or were eligible to participate in that particular season”.
They continue that “29 bets or instructions to bet were in respect of the club that Mr Toney was registered with or on loan with at the time” and that of those 29 “there were 16 bets on Mr Toney’s own team to win 15 different matches.Read more on theguardian.com
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