Brentford striker Ivan Toney hasn't quite lived up to the hype in the Premier League this season, and his fans will only be more frustrated with him after an extraordinary video of the Englishman was posted online.
Toney is taking in a holiday during the Premier League's winter break, and a Snapchat video appeared to show the Bees' striker joining a woman at a party in saying 'fuck Brentford' to the camera.
Naturally, the video did not go down well with fans, and Toney has now posted an apology to his Twitter page.
'Fuck Brentford' - Ivan Toney apologises after crude video posted online
Ivan Toney had Brentford (and Fantasy Football) fans dreaming of big things in the Premier League. Toney was the top scorer in last season's Championship, scoring the all-time record number of goals in the division (33), and hopes were high that the Englishman's form would transform to the Premier League.
It hasn't panned out that way, with only six goals in 23 games so far for the Brentford man.
If frustrations were already high, then this video which leaked onto social media from Toney's winter break holiday is hardly going to win over any fans.
— 👤 (@Incog1889) January 28, 2022
The video begins with a woman saying "fuck Brentford" and goading Toney to join in - which he promptly does.
It doesn't look good for the English striker, and he would go on to share an apology on his Twitter page on Friday evening.
— Ivan Toney (@ivantoney24) January 29, 2022
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.
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.
The apology from Toney appears to confirm that it was indeed 'fuck Brentford' that he said in the video. The muffled audio makes the exact phrase hard to decipher but we imagine Toney would not be apologising unless that was what he had indeed said.
The decision to go along with the video is a wild decision from Toney, and plays up to the "Spring Break" image of the winter pause in the Premier League.
He is not the only player currently in Dubai, and plenty of players appear to be living the life. Manchester United trio Harry Maguire, Jesse Lingard, and Marcus Rashford were all pictured in relaxation mode last week, with Maguire playing golf with Ireland's own Shane Lowry.
A golf tournament we can call get behind: Shane Lowry playing Harry Maguire and Jordan Pickford in golf pic.twitter.com/f05neI0HCk
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) January 24, 2022
Brentford's next Premier League is a daunting trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City on Wednesday February 9 - it will be fascinating to see if Ivan Toney faces any disciplinary action or threat of exclusion from the squad for his bizarre actions in Dubai.