Brentford striker Ivan Toney has issued an apology after a video of himself emerged on social media on Friday.
The video in question saw the striker partying in Dubai. Whilst doing so, Toney was recorded saying ‘F**k Brentford’.
After the video emerged, it was reported that Brentford were investigating the matter:
Brentford are aware of a video that is being circulated on social media allegedly involving Ivan Toney and are investigating the matter.
The club will offer no further comment at this stage.#BrentfordFC
— Jay Harris (@jaydmharris) January 28, 2022
Now, on Saturday morning, Toney has taken to social media to issue a statement: “I am aware of a video of me that was published on social media today, taken in Dubai where I have been on holiday during the winter break. In it, I used language that was unacceptable.
“The video was cut short and edited, but I have to accept the impact this has had and I realise I should not have put myself in that position.
“I have explained to the gaffer what happened and apologised to him but I also want to apologise to all Brentford fans.
“I respect the way you all support the team and I have to say how much I love playing for the club and you.
“I’ll be back training next week, working hard to score more goals to win us more for the rest of the season.”
‘Unacceptable’: Ivan Toney issues grovelling apology to fans after video emerged of him saying ‘f*** Brentford’ https://t.co/ksamhssy9U
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 29, 2022
Will Ivan Toney be dropped for Brentford?
Brentford’s next clash after the winter break is an FA Cup 4th round tie vs Everton.
The Bees then face Manchester City in a Premier League match on Wednesday the 9th.
Given the importance of Ivan Toney to this Brentford team, it will be interesting to see if Thomas Frank opts to drop the striker as punishment for the video.
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This article was edited by Ben Browning.