says he is ‘naturally disappointed’ with his eight-month ban from football over betting offences, but is already choosing to focus on his return next season.
He admitted to 232 breaches of FA betting rules, which took place between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021.
On top of the ban, the international has also been hit with a £50,000 fine and warned over his future conduct.
Toney can appeal the decision, but has not mentioned whether he plans to do so in a statement posted on Instagram on Wednesday evening.
The 27-year-old wrote on social media: ‘Today I have received notification of my eight-month ban from football following a hearing before an FA Regulatory Commission that took place yesterday. I am naturally disappointed that I will be unable to play for the next eight months.
‘The written reasons for the Commission’s decision have not yet been published, so I make no further comment at this point other than to thank my family and friends, Brentford FC and our fans for their continued support, through what has been a very difficult time. I now focus on returning to play the game I love next season.’
Brentford released a short statement which read: ‘Brentford FC is currently awaiting the publication of the written reasons of the independent Regulatory Commission. We will review them before considering our next steps.’
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