The FA have confirmed that Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct regarding alleged breaches of betting rules.

News broke in recent weeks that the Brentford striker was the subject of an ongoing investigation into such breaches.

Professional players in England are not allowed to place bets on football.

A statement from the FA on Wednesday read: “Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of The FA’s B*tting Rules.

“It is alleged that the Brentford FC forward breached FA Rule E8 232 times between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021. Ivan Toney has until Thursday 24 November 2022 to provide a response.”

Brentford have also since released a statement, commenting: “Brentford FC has been informed that Ivan Toney has been charged with breaches of FA Rule E8.

“The Club has been in discussion with Ivan and his legal representatives about this matter and those conversations will continue privately.

“We will make no further comment until the matter has been completed.”

Toney was recently in the headlines after he was surprisingly overlooked by Gareth Southgate for England’s World Cup squad. He is yet to make an appearance for the Three Lions at any level.


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