Striker Ivan Tony (27, Brentford), who was third in scoring in the English Premier League (EPL), was suspended for 8 months for illegal betting.
The English Football Association (FA) said on the 18th (Korean time), “Tony has been found to have violated the betting rules 232 times from 2017 to 2021.” 83 million won) will be punished.”
It is known that Tony violated the rules by participating in betting as a professional soccer player during the period and providing betting-related information to acquaintances먹튀검증.
Tony led Brentport’s sensation this season and scored 20 goals, ranking third in the scoring rankings behind EPL representative strikers such as Elling Holland (36 goals) and Harry Kane (27 goals). In addition, in March, he was even selected for the England national team, and his talent was belatedly blossoming.
However, due to this punishment, Tony cannot play as a player until January 17, 2024, including the upcoming weekend EPL game. Brentford, which is trying to qualify for the European competition by running 9th with a record of 13 wins, 14 draws and 9 losses (53 points) in the EPL, was struck by the loss of a key striker.
Tony, who played while under investigation, said, “Of course, I am very disappointed. But right now, I won’t say anything other than thank you to the Brentford fans who supported me during difficult times.”
Meanwhile, the BBC reported this news, saying, “Tony’s team, Brentford, is a team sponsored by a betting site. In addition, our league maintains a close relationship with betting in many ways.” The entire sports and betting-related industry has a lot to think about,” he pointed out.