Premier League Brentford forward Ivan Tawney diagnosed with gambling addiction
Brentford striker Ivan Tawney has been suspended for eight months for violating a wagering rule. This was reported on the team’s website.
From February 2017 to January 2021, Tawney committed 232 violations, placing 126 match bets. The striker made 13 bets on the defeat of his team, while in these matches the player did not enter the field.
The player, one of the top three scorers in the Premier League, was threatened with a 15-month suspension, but during the investigation, a psychiatrist diagnosed him with a gambling addiction. In addition, Tawney pleaded guilty. After that, a special commission of the Football Association of England (FA) reduced the period of suspension to eight months, it will end on September 17.
Tawney has been playing for Brentford since 2020. The 27-year-old has made 33 Premier League appearances this season, scoring 20 goals and providing four assists. The athlete takes third place in the list of the league’s top scorers, second only to Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.
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