Ivan Toney breaks silence on eight-month ban with cryptic tweet after full details of betting rule breaches emerge
BRENTFORD striker Ivan Toney has broken his silence after the full details of his betting breaches were released.
The 27-year-old has been slapped with an eight-month ban from football.
APIvan Toney has spoken after the shock news[/caption]
And it’s now been revealed that he has a betting addiction and put money down on his club to lose 13 times.
Toney took to Twitter after the news and said: “I’ll speak soon with no filter.”
The FA released a statement explaining all of the England international’s offences, which included betting against Newcastle while on loan at Wigan and lying when investigations first begun.
The bombshell report explained that Toney:
Placed 13 bets on his own team – 11 against parent club Newcastle and two against Wigan – between August 2017 and March 2018, while on loan at the LaticsInformed a friend he would start his next club match in March 2018Admitted to lying during his first interview with the FA when questioned about his gambling chargesBet on himself to score in nine different matchesHad his suspension almost halved to eight months for pleading guilty
The FA said: “Of those 29 bets, there were 13 bets on Mr Toney’s own team to lose in 7 different matches between 22 August 2017 and 3 March 2018.
“Mr Toney did not play in any of those matches where he placed bets against his loan club as he was not in the match squad or against his parent club as he was on loan.
“Of the 13 bets 11 were against Newcastle whilst Mr Toney was on loan at another club.
“The other two bets related to a game between Wigan v Aston Villa whilst the player was on loan at Wigan but he was not part of the squad.
“A further 15 of the 126 bets or instructions to bet were placed by Mr Toney to score in 9 different matches all of which he played in.”
Toney’s ban means he cannot step foot on the pitch again until January 16.
He can also not train with any club until September 17.
Toney additionally received a £50,000 fine.
Remember to gamble responsibly
A responsible gambler is someone who:
Establishes time and monetary limits before playingOnly gambles with money they can afford to loseNever chase their lossesDoesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressedGamcare – www.gamcare.org.ukGamble Aware – www.begambleaware.orgFor help with a gambling problem, call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or go to www.gamstop.co.uk to be excluded from all UK-regulated gambling websites.