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Sound of Football Podcast 528 - Ivan Toney's penalty

Brentford striker Ivan Toney faces 262 FA charges relating to betting on football matches. Is it any wonder when he wears a betting sponsor on his shirt and plays at a club that has based its recruitment on data models for gamblers?

Charging a player for gambling in a sport that appears to welcome the practice so readily seems to many to be hypocritical, but are they two separate matters? From in-game betting to live analytics, gambling has become integral to many people's enjoyment of the game. So, how many more Ivan Toney's are out there?

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