The English Football Association has been investigating Oliver Toney for seven months over allegations that he was betting on games while playing in the lower leagues. The FA rules prohibit players, coaching staff and other club employees from betting on football matches anywhere in the world.
According to the Daily Mail, the FA is investigating Toney over allegations that he was betting on games while playing in the lower leagues.
It is believed that Toney never placed bets on the team he was playing for.
FA rules prohibit players, coaching staff, and other club employees from betting on football matches anywhere in the world.
The FA is yet to make an official comment on the case, though Toney posted a message on the social networking site to confirm he is assisting the FA with inquiries in an undisclosed investigation.
When the story broke over the weekend, Toney posted, “I am aware of a story about me in a national newspaper today.” I have been assisting the Football Association with their inquiries and will not be making any comments until the investigation is over.
Ahead of the World Cup kicking off later this month, Toney has been widely expected to be selected for the English national team. After being called up to the England squad for the first time in September, Toney is yet to earn a cap for the national side.
It has always been a childhood dream of Toney’s to play for his country at a World Cup.
The story and the FA investigation were acknowledged by Toney’s club, but they wouldn’t be commenting on it.
The player joined the team at the start of the 2020-21 season, helping the team win promotion from the second-tier Championship to the premier league, scoring 31 league goals in the process.
He spent two years playing for Peterborough United in League One, after a series of loan spells at other lower league clubs.
Toney joined the club from League Two side Northampton Town, where he began his career, and only made four senior appearances for the club.