Toney placed 13 bets on own team to lose as details of gambling charges released
Brentford striker Ivan Toney placed bets on his own team losing in an extraordinary revelation into his gambling habits as the Football Association published their written reasons behind his eight-month suspension. The England international will not be able to play until January 2024 at the earliest after admitting to 232 breaches of the FA’s gambling regulations, which included betting against his own team with 13 bets.
Toney pleaded guilty to 232 of the 262 betting charges brought by the FA in a hearing last week and was served with an eight-month suspension from all football activity along with a £50,000 fine.
The suspension may have been longer than initially expected, but it was actually reduced by three months as the FA published the written reasons behind their decision to ban Toney. It included findings from a psychiatrist, who diagnosed Toney as a gambling addict after assessing the 27-year-old.
But one of the most remarkable inclusions in the report was the reference to 13 bets made by Toney against his own team over a period of seven months between 2017 and 2018.
MORE TO FOLLOW
We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
For the latest news and breaking news visit: express.co.uk/sport/football. Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.
Follow us on Twitter @dexpress_sport – the official Daily Express & Express.co.uk Twitter account – providing real news in real time.
We’re also on Facebook @dailyexpresssport – offering your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day to like, comment and share from the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Express.co.uk.
Source: Read Full Article