Toffolo given five-month ban for breaching betting rules

September 14 – Nottingham Forest defender Harry Toffolo has been handed a suspended five-month ban for breaching English football’s betting rules.

Toffolo admitted to 375 breaches of gambling regulations and was fined £20,956.

The English FA has not yet revealed details of the violations, which occurred between January 22, 2014 and March 18, 2017 when the player was with Norwich City and had loan spells at several other clubs. The ban was suspended until the end of the 2024-25 season.

FA rules state participants “shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on” matches or competitions.

Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney was suspended for eight months in May after 232 counts of breaching betting rules. Toney’s ban extends to January 16, 2024, though he is allowed to return to training with Brentford starting next week.

Toffolo played 19 times for Forest in the 2022-23 season as they survived a relegation battle to stay in the top flight. The 28-year-old also made six appearances for the England under-20s between 2015-16.

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