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EPL’s third-ranked striker, suspended for 8 months… 232 illegal bets caught

Striker Ivan Tony (27, Brentford), who ranked third in the English Premier League (EPL) in scoring, was suspended for 8 months. He was eventually found guilty of violating the past betting rules 232 times.

The Brentford club officially announced on the 18th (Korean time) through the club’s official website that “the decision of the regulatory committee to ban Tony from all football-related activities for 8 months will take effect immediately.”

According to the English Football Association카지노사이트 (FA), Tony was charged with 232 betting violations from February 2017 to January 2021, and was eventually suspended for eight months and fined £50,000 (approximately 84 million won). . As a result, Tony will be able to play an official match after January 18 next year.

According to reports from local media, including the British public broadcaster BBC, Tony was convicted of violating the betting rules as many as 232 times while playing for Scunthorpe United, Wigan Athletic, Peterborough United and Brentford. The exact nature of his bets has not yet been disclosed.

After the punishment was confirmed, Tony said on social media (SNS) that it was a “disappointing result,” and said, “I am grateful to my family, friends, club and fans for their unwavering support during a very difficult time.”

Tony is a striker who made his debut in Northampton Town, a fourth division, and made a surprise transfer to Newcastle United in 2015, which became a hot topic. He continued to play for teams in the 3rd division, unable to settle down in Newcastle, before moving to Brentford in the 2nd division in 2020 and leading the team to promotion to the EPL.

In the 2020-21 season, the first season after transferring to Brentford, he made a big success by scoring 31 goals in the championship (2nd division), and also played an active part in the EPL last season with 12 goals. This season, he has scored 20 goals, ranking third after Elling Hollan (Manchester City, 36 goals) and Harry Kane (Tottenham, 27 goals). While he was active as the team’s core striker, he was caught violating past betting rules and suffered a fatal blow to his career. 

The British BBC said, “It will be a big blow to Tony. Careers in the club as well as the national team have become uncertain,” he added.

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