Ivan Toney, an English footballer, has been charged by the Football Association after it was found that he had violated betting rules more than 200 times. Last week, Toney admitted that he was assisting the FA with an investigation into newspaper reports that he bet on football matches earlier in his career.
Last week, Toney admitted that he was assisting the FA with an investigation into newspaper reports that he bet on football matches earlier in his career.
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 thought that Toney did not place bets on the team he was playing for.
According to the FA’s investigation, Toney had violated betting rules more than 200 times between February of last year and January of this year.
The FA Rule Betting E8 states that any player, match official or coach can’t bet on anything related to football anywhere in the world.
The FA stated that Toney has until 24 November to provide a response to the charge.
Toney is yet to comment on the ruling, but his club acknowledged the decision in a short statement on its website.
The club has been in discussions with Ivan and his legal representatives about the matter. Until the matter has been completed, we will not make any further comments.
He joined the team at the start of the 2020-21 season, helping them 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.
Toney was one of the players being considered for the English national squad ahead of the World Cup, which will take place in Qatar. However, despite scoring 10 league goals, Toney didn’t make the squad.