Ivan Toney diagnosed as gambling addict as full reasons for 8-month ban are revealed including betting against own team

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BRENTFORD star Ivan Toney’s betting breaches included 13 against his OWN team.

He was slapped with an eight-month ban from football.

Ivan Toney bet against his own team


Ivan Toney bet against his own teamCredit: Getty

Toney was diagnosed as a gambling addict and admitted to lying to the FA.

The striker could have been hit with a much harsher penalty of 15 matches.

However, the governing body decided to cut his ban in half after he admitted his guilt and addiction.

The shock FA statement said that Toney placed 13 bets on his own team between August 2017 and March 2018.

11 of them came against Newcastle, his parent club, while on loan at Wigan.

In that period, he told a friend that he would be starting his team’s next game.

And he also confessed to lying when first questioned by the FA about the gambling charges.

Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chase their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
  • Gamcare – www.gamcare.org.uk
  • Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org
  • For 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.

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