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Ivan Toney has been discovered responsible of breaking FA Rule E8 232 instances between February 2017 and January 2021, whereas taking part in for Scunthorpe and Wigan on mortgage from Newcastle, earlier than becoming a member of Brentford completely in 2020.

Consequently, he has been given an 8-month suspension because of this.

An announcement on the Bees’ official web site reads: “Brentford FC has acquired and accepted the written causes of an unbiased Regulatory Fee that handed Ivan Toney an eight-month ban from all soccer and football-related exercise after he admitted breaches of FA Rule E8, relating to putting bets on soccer.

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“The judgement has been revealed on the FA web site. Ivan and Brentford FC settle for that offences have been dedicated, and sanctions have been inevitable.

“The fee famous that not one of the costs associated to occasions the place Ivan may negatively affect his own team. The element is included within the written causes.”

Toney’s case was totally documented and given to Brentford, however there is no such thing as a proof that the 27-year-old has ever been concerned in making an attempt to affect a sport’s consequence.

The paperwork learn: “The current case shouldn’t be one in every of match-fixing. If it was, the costs would have been pursued beneath completely different provisions. There isn’t a proof that Mr Toney did or was even able to affect his own team to lose when he positioned bets in opposition to them profitable – he was not within the squad or eligible to play on the time.”

The doc continues by saying: “The fee finds {that a} important discount must be made to replicate the recognized playing dependancy recognized by [psychiatrist] Dr [Philip] Hopley. The dearth of management the participant has in respect of playing is clearly a mirrored image of his recognized playing dependancy.”

Whereas Toney was by no means concerned in match-fixing, between August 2017 and March 2018, he positioned 13 bets for his own membership to lose in seven completely different video games, whereas not participating in any of the video games.

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The paperwork in his case state: “No proof … able to affect his own team to lose when he positioned bets in opposition to them profitable – he was not within the squad or eligible to play.”

Brentford have vowed to do all they’ll to help Toney throughout a testing interval in his private {and professional} life, including: “The membership will now be doing every thing potential to present assist to Ivan and his household to take care of the problems raised on this case. Conversations concerning this and all issues relating to the case will stay confidential so as to shield the participant and his household.

“We take into account this matter closed and look ahead to welcoming Ivan again to coaching in September and seeing him representing Brentford within the Premier League in January.”

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