Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been charged over 232 alleged breaches of betting guidelines between February 2017 and January 2021, the Soccer Affiliation has introduced.
-Toney, who was not included in England’s 26-man World Cup squad, had beforehand revealed he had been aiding the FA with its enquiries amid allegations he gambled on matches.
After a report within the Every day Mail claimed he had been the topic of an FA investigation, he tweeted on November 5: “I am conscious of a narrative about me in a nationwide newspaper immediately.
“I’ve been aiding the Soccer Affiliation with their enquiries and won’t be making any remark till such investigation has reached its conclusion.
“I’m a proud Englishman and it has at all times been my childhood dream to play for my nation at a World Cup finals.”
The 26-year-old has till Thursday, November 24 to answer the fees.
The FA mentioned on Wednesday: “Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting guidelines.
“It’s alleged that the Brentford FC ahead breached FA rule E8 232 occasions between February 25, 2017 and January 23, 2021.
“Ivan Toney has till Thursday, November 24 to offer a response.”
Brentford mentioned in an announcement: “Brentford FC has been knowledgeable that Ivan Toney has been charged with breaches of FA Rule E8.
“The membership has been in dialogue with Ivan and his authorized representatives about this matter and people conversations will proceed privately.
“We’ll make no additional remark till the matter has been accomplished.”
Toney began his profession at Northampton, earlier than a transfer to Newcastle in 2015. He performed on mortgage at Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Scunthorpe and Wigan, earlier than becoming a member of Peterborough in 2018. He then moved to Brentford in 2020, the place he has scored 58 targets in 105 video games.
What are the principles on betting in soccer?
Betting on soccer is banned worldwide for all gamers, managers, coaches, membership workers, administrators and licensed brokers concerned within the recreation inside the Premier League, EFL, Nationwide League, Girls’s Tremendous League, Girls’s Championship and the Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues.
Contributors coated by the ban are prohibited from betting, both instantly or not directly, on any soccer match or competitors that takes place anyplace on the earth.
The ban additionally contains betting on another football-related matter such because the switch of gamers, managerial appointments or group choice.
The passing of inside data to anyone that makes use of the data for betting can be not allowed. Inside data is data that you’re conscious of because of your place within the recreation and which isn’t publicly accessible, like harm or group choice information.
You aren’t allowed to make use of inside data to put a guess or to instruct another person to take action in your behalf. Equally, you aren’t allowed to cross inside data on to another person which they use for betting.
Earlier high-profile gamers punished for betting
Different high-profile gamers charged and subsequently discovered responsible of breaking FA betting guidelines embrace present England World Cup squad member Kieran Trippier, who was banned from soccer exercise for 10 weeks and handed a £70,000 advantageous for telling a pal to “lump on” the prospect of him becoming a member of Atletico Madrid earlier than his swap from Tottenham in 2019.
Daniel Sturridge was additionally punished for disclosing inside details about a switch. After initially being given a six-week suspension, his punishment was elevated to a four-month ban and £150,000 advantageous after it was discovered he had instructed his brother to guess on a January 2018 transfer to Sevilla.
Joey Barton was given an 18-month ban in 2017 after putting 1,260 bets on soccer between 2006 and 2016. The punishment caused his retirement from enjoying soccer, though the time period was later diminished by 5 months on enchantment.