Ivan Toney is sentenced to an eight-month suspension from football for violating the rules on betting

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been banned from football for eight months following an independent investigation into 232 alleged betting offences.

Brentford’s Ivan Toney has been handed an eight-month ban from all football activity with immediate effect and fined £50,000 following an independent investigation into more than 230 alleged betting breaches.

Toney was charged with 232 breaches of FA betting rules in November 2022, before being hit with a further 30 charges the following month.

An FA statement said: “Ivan Toney has been suspended from all football activities with immediate effect for eight months, running until 16 January 2024 and fined £50,000 and warned about his future conduct for breaching FA betting rules”.

“His sanctions were then imposed by an independent regulatory commission following an in-person hearing. He is allowed to return to training only with his club for the last four months of his suspension starting on September 17, 2023.”

“The independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for these sanctions will be published in due course and the FA will wait to review them before commenting further.”

On the other hand, the Brentford club has written that they will wait for the publication of the decision before considering the next steps.

Toney has been one of the best strikers in the Premier League this season, scoring 20 goals.

HE was on the radar of some of the English giants, while he was also invited by the England representative.