Nottingham Forest’s Harry Toffolo Gets Suspended for 5 months for Betting Breaches

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Nottingham Forest defender Harry Toffolo has received a suspended five-month ban from the Football Association (FA) after admitting to 375 breaches of betting rules.

His suspension is suspended until the end of the 2024-25 season, and he has been fined £20,956.

Toffolo was charged by the FA in July for these breaches, which occurred between January 22, 2014, and March 18, 2017, when he was a player at Norwich City. During that period, he had loan spells at various clubs, including Swindon Town, Rotherham United, Peterborough United, and Scunthorpe United.

The FA’s rules prohibit players from placing bets or providing information that could be used for betting. Toffolo’s numerous breaches of these rules led to the disciplinary action.

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The FA has stated that the written reasons for the decisions will be published at a later date.

Toffolo, 28, joined Nottingham Forest in July 2022 from Huddersfield Town and made 21 appearances for the club during the previous season. In the current season, he has featured once, coming on as a substitute in a Carabao Cup match against Burnley.

This case follows a similar one involving Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, who was banned for eight months in May after admitting to 232 breaches of the FA’s betting rules. Unlike Toffolo, Toney’s ban was immediate and not suspended. He was prohibited from training until September 17, 2023, and cannot play again until January 17, 2024.

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