Brentford hitman Ivan Toney has apologized to the club and its fans regarding a comment of his on social media recently.
Toney was filmed in a video uploaded on Snapchat where he said ‘f**k Brentford’ while away in Dubai to spend the mid-season holiday.
The Brentford club after the video surfaced online threw down the gauntlet by setting up an investigatory panel to take a closer look at the situation.
The striker has now expressed pleas to the Brentford faithful as well as the club themselves through a statement released on Twitter.
While Toney apologized to the fans, he also claimed the video had been ‘cut short and edited’.
“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 this 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 for you.
I’ll be back at training next week, working hard to score more goals to win us more games for the rest of the season.”Ivan Toney statement
Toney has been linked with a move to Arsenal who are in the search of a striker before the window closes after missing out on Dusan Vlahovic who has joined Juventus.
The no.17 has netted six goals for Brentford this season in the Premier League and in an impressive debut campaign which has seen the London club sit 14th on the standings, eight points off the relegation zone.