Brentford forward Ivan Toney has been removed from FIFA 23 in latest squad update
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It appears Brentford forward Ivan Toney has been removed from FIFA 23 in the latest squad update.
Earlier this month, the 27-year-old England international was suspended from all football-related activity for eight months and fined £50,000 for breaching The FA’s Betting Rules.
It has since emerged that Toney, who admitted 232 breaches of betting rules between February 2017 and January 2021, staked 13 bets on his own team to lose in seven different matches.
A total of eleven bets were made against former club Newcastle United and the other two were against Wigan, a club he played on loan at during the 2017/18 campaign.
The FA released a statement this week, saying: "Of those 29 bets, there were 13 bets on Mr Toney's own team to lose in 7 different matches between 22 August 2017 and 3 March 2018.
"Mr Toney did not play in any of those matches where he placed bets against his loan club as he was not in the match squad or against his parent club as he was on loan.
"Of the 13 bets 11 were against Newcastle whilst Mr Toney was on loan at another club. The other 2 bets related to a game between Wigan v Aston Villa whilst the player was on loan at Wigan but he was not part of the squad."
It added: "There is no evidence that Mr Toney did or was even in a position to influence his own team to lose when he placed bets against them winning - he was not in the squad or eligible to play at the time."
New: Ivan Toney's betting ban— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 26, 2023
- 13 bets on own team to lose in 7
different matches between August 2017-March 2018
FA: "No evidence ... in a position to influence his own team to lose when he placed bets against them winning – he was not in the squad or eligible to play" pic.twitter.com/144O5UbFMZ
The report also revealed that the FA had initially wanted the 27-year-old striker to be banned for 15 months, due to the amount of time the charges stretched over.
However, it was eventually lowered due to a mixture of the guilty plea and the fact he was diagnosed with having a gambling addiction.
Toney has taken to social media since the FA published details of his breaches on Friday, saying: "I used to rush to defend myself against false accusations but now I watch to see who believes it so I know who to cut off first."
He also posted on Twitter, saying: "I’ll speak soon with no filter."
SPORTbible has reached out to EA Sports for comment.