Nottingham Forest defender, Harry Toffolo, has been charged with 375 betting charges that allegedly span between 2014-2017.
It is alleged he breached FA Rule E1(b) 375 times between 22 January 2014 and 18 March 2017. During this time the 27-year-old was on the books at Norwich City at the time, and played for Swindon, Rotherham, Peterborough and Scunthorpe on loan.
The FA says Toffolo has until Wednesday 19 July to respond to the charge, as the organisation released the following statement this afternoon.
“Nottingham Forest’s Harry Toffolo has been charged with misconduct in relation to our betting rules,” a statement from an FA spokesperson, shared on social media, read. It specifies that the alleged offences took place before he was signed by the Premier League club.
“It’s alleged that the defender breached FA Rule E1 (b) 375 times between 22 January 2014 and 18 March 2017,” the statement continues. “Harry Toffolo has until Wednesday 19 July 2023 to provide his response.”
🚨 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚: The FA have charged Nottingham Forest defender Harry Toffolo with 375 betting offences between 2014 and 2017.
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It comes after Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney was banned for eight months in May after admitting to 232 breaches of the FA’s betting rules.
Toney was initially charged in November 2022 and missed out on a place in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Forest signed Toffolo from Huddersfield Town last summer, in a deal which also included Terriers midfielder Lewis O’Brien, for around £10m.
The Forest defender made 19 Premier League appearances for Steve Cooper’s side during the 2022-23 season and helped the club maintain their place in England’s top-flight.
A punishment is yet to be given, due to Toffolo having time to appeal the original charge, however, based of Ivan Toney’s eight-month ban, the defender could face a long-time ban.