Brentford’s Ivan Toney under FA probe for allegedly betting on matches

November 8 – Brentford striker Ivan Toney, on the edge of selection for England’s World Cup squad, is reportedly helping the English FA with an investigation over allegations he has been betting on matches.

The allegations relate to a time before he was at Brentford and was playing in the lower English leagues. Toney joined Brentford from Peterborough United in 2020. Before that he was a Newcastle United player but spent most of his time on loan.

Toney told the Sun newspaper that he has been assisting the FA with its enquiries and will not be making any comment until the investigation has reached its conclusion.

A statement from Brentford read: “We note the story concerning Ivan Toney and the FA investigation. The club will not be commenting.”

There is no indication that Toney bet against his own team or that there was any attempt to fix matches.

All professional players, managers, match officials and club staff in England are prohibited from betting on football including matches, transfer rumours, manager moves and team selections.

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