Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been banned from football for eight months after he accepted breaking Football Association betting rules.
The English Premier League club who currently sits ninth in the league’s table made the announcement through their website on Wednesday evening.
“Brentford FC notes the decision of an independent Regulatory Commission to issue an eight-month ban from all football and football-related activity to Ivan Toney with immediate effect.
“Ivan was charged with breaches of FA rule E8 and had a personal hearing earlier this week.
“Brentford FC is currently awaiting the publication of the written reasons of the independent Regulatory Commission. We will review them before considering our next steps,” the statement reads.
Toney has also been charged £50,000 and warned about his future conduct for 232 breaches of the FA’s betting rules.
His suspension starts immediately, but the 27-year-old can return to training with Brentford four months before it ends on 17 September.
He will not be allowed to play again until 17 January, 2024.
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