Ivan Toney ‘shocked and dissatisfied’ over claims of leaked betting inquiry
Ivan Toney says he’s “shocked and dissatisfied” to be taught he may face a six-month ban from skilled soccer for allegedly breaching the FA’s betting guidelines.
In November 2022, the FA charged Toney with 232 breaches of betting guidelines, earlier than issuing an additional 30 in December. Gamers aren’t allowed to guess on video games or share data for betting functions with different folks.
Toney claims the FA instructed him particulars of the pending disciplinary listening to into his alleged breaches would keep confidential till a remaining resolution had been made, however, on Tuesday 28 February, studies emerged that the 28-year-old had admitted to a number of prices.
Additional studies then instructed he would obtain a six-month ban.
Posting on his Instagram story, Toney expressed his disappointment with particulars of the confidential course of being leaked to the media earlier than a correct listening to had even taken place.
“I used to be shocked and dissatisfied to see press hypothesis yesterday and at this time in regards to the FA investigation course of regarding me after I’ve been instructed by the FA that it’s a confidential course of till any resolution has been made,” Toney wrote.
“It’s particularly disturbing for me to learn that the FA is saying I shall be banned from soccer for six months earlier than there has even been a listening to and it does make me frightened in regards to the course of.
“My legal professionals might be writing to the FA to request that they conduct a leak inquiry, as that is the second time tales have appeared within the newspapers – the final time was simply earlier than the choice for the England World Cup squad.”
The striker added he’ll proceed to give attention to taking part in for Brentford within the Premier League till he’s instructed in any other case.
“As I proceed to be instructed the investigation is supposed to be confidential, I’m unable to supply any additional remark and shall proceed to focus on my soccer.”
The FA is but to concern a listening to date for Toney’s alleged betting breaches, the place an Impartial Regulatory Fee will attain a verdict. The fee will resolve whether or not or not uphold the fees, which might incur a subsequent punishment, or dismiss them altogether.
The FA declined to touch upon Toney’s social media assertion.