Thomas Frank slams FA over Ivan Toney betting ban


Brentford boss Thomas Frank says the club shares Ivan Toney’s frustration over reports the striker is facing a six-month ban for allegedly breaking betting rules.

“We share the disappointment of Ivan in terms of the leaks for a confidential case. That surprised me massively,” he said, ahead of Brentford’s game against Fulham. “The timing of the leaks just before the World Cup and the March international break.

“The talk about there [being] a potential ban as long as up to six months disappointed us, and then we share the disappointment of talk that Ivan trained badly with the England squad, what is that?

“It’s his first time with the England squad, I’ve never met a player that wouldn’t do everything they can on the training pitch or do well to impress the gaffer.

Betting on football is banned worldwide for all players, managers, coaches, club staff, directors and licensed agents involved in the game within the Premier League, EFL, National League, Women’s Super League, Women’s Championship and the Northern, Southern and Isthmian leagues.