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Brentford’s Ivan Toney has been charged by the Football Association (FA) for allegedly breaking betting rules on more than 200 occasions.
The FA said in a statement that the striker has 232 alleged breaches to his name.
“Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules,” the statement read.
“It is alleged that the Brentford FC forward breached FA rule E8 232 times between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021.”
The 26-year-old, who has been in fine form for the Bees with 10 goals from 14 Premier League games this season, has until November 24 to respond to the charges.
Reports suggest the betting activity occurred before he joined Brentford, while it’s believed he was not betting on his team to lose matches.
The club confirmed they had received the charges from English football’s governing body.
“Brentford has been informed that Ivan Toney has been charged with breaches of FA Rule E8,” the statement read.
“The club has been in discussion with Ivan and his legal representatives about this matter and those conversations will continue privately. We will make no further comment until the matter has been completed.”
It is believed Toney is assisting the FA with its enquiries.
He narrowly missed out on England squad selection for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar as he sits third in the Premier League’s Golden Boot race behind just Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.
Toney formerly played with the likes of Peterborough United, Scunthorpe United, Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United and Northampton Town prior to joining Brentford in 2020.