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Ivan Toney handed eight-month ban for breaching betting rules

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been suspended from all football-related activity with immediate effect for eight months and fined £50,000, the FA has announced.

The England international was charged with 262 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021.

The FA withdrew 30 of the breaches, and he admitted to the remaining 232.

His sanctions were imposed by an independent Regulatory Commission following a hearing.

Toney can return to training only with his club for the final four months of his suspension, starting from 17 September 2023.

Brentford issued a statement, saying: “Brentford FC notes the decision of an independent Regulatory Commission to issue an eight-month ban from all football and football-related activity to Ivan Toney with immediate effect.”

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