Brentford star Ivan Toney reportedly appeared before the disciplinary panel on Tuesday amid 262 breaches of FA betting rules he has been facing. The investigation into Toney has reportedly been drawn towards a conclusion regarding the alleged betting offences that date back to 2017. As per the reports, the 27-year-old might receive a ban of six months depending on the outcome.
Notably, Tony was charged with 232 breaches in November, last year. However, later in December 2022, he was charged with 30 more breaches of betting rules. Though he continued to play in the time since he has now appeared in front of a panel.
As per a report by The Mirror, the Brentford striker has admitted to some of the cases. Not only this, but he has also provided some evidence and didn’t admit to all the offences. The incidents he has been charged with claimed to occur in 2017, when he was part of Newcastle, to when he joined Brentford Peterborough in 2021.
Brentford and FA won't have any comment until the final decision has been made. Apart from that, since the Premier League is towards the end, it seems the ban will come during the next campaign.
Talking of his performance in the season, the England international has been in exceptional form for the Bees, having fired 20 Premier League goals from the 33 games so far. After having another fantastic campaign, many would have thought of Tony’s transfer to a top Premier League side. However, with the uncertainty of the outcome of his charges, any transfer is unlikely to happen.