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Ivan Toney has posted a six-word response in the wake of the FA's written reasons on Friday, which outlined the reasons behind his eight-month ban for betting breaches.
The Brentford and England striker, who was handed the lengthy suspension after pleading guilty to 232 charges, tweeted: 'I’ll speak soon with no filter'.
The FA revealed in Friday's report that Toney had been diagnosed a gambling addict after betting on his own club to lose 13 times, with 11 of those bets being made against his parent club Newcastle between August 2017 and March 2018 while on loan at Wigan.
Toney, 27, also admitted to lying to the FA about betting on football and providing inside information to a friend on when he was starting a game.
The governing body were on the verge of handing Toney a 15-month ban due to the nature of the breaches, but cut the suspension by almost half because he pleaded guilty and was diagnosed with a gambling addiction.