Brentford and England forward Ivan Toney is reportedly set for a ‘lengthy’ playing ban after pleading guilty to multiple football betting charges.
The 26-year-old striker has been slapped with 262 charges from the Football Association (FA) relating to gambling on the game – which date back to 2017. His case has been under review for some time by the FA, and he was rumoured to have missed the World Cup squad due to the matter.
And now, the Daily Mail are reporting he could be slapped with a playing ban after he pleaded guilty to many charges against him. Toney will reportedly face an imminent FA hearing, with a ban expected to be imposed before the season finishes.
Joey Barton was banned for 18 months (reduced to 13) after admitting to placing 1260 bets on football. This means that the Brentford striker can likely expect a suspension from all football for a number of months.
His absence will be a big hit for Brentford, who have benefited immensely from the striker’s 14 PL goals this season. However, the player is reportedly ‘resigned’ to receiving a ban and will accept his fate.