Brentford striker Ivan Toney has apologised after a video of him saying "f*** Brentford" was published on social media.

The Bees launched an investigation after the video emerged of Toney, who is on holiday in Dubai during the Premier League winter break.

The 25-year-old has admitted his language was "unacceptable" and has vowed to work hard for Thomas Frank's team in the second half of the season.

He wrote on Twitter: "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 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."

Brentford had launched an investigation after the video emerged on Friday night.

"Brentford FC are aware of the video and are investigating," a club spokesperson said.

Toney has scored six goals in 21 Premier League games this season and will hope to be involved when the Bees play Everton in the FA Cup next Saturday.

Meanwhile, Toney's Brentford boss Thomas Frank accepted an £8,000 fine on Friday, following his red card after the 2-1 Premier League loss to Wolves last weekend.

The Dane was dismissed after the final whistle by Peter Bankes after confronting the referee on the Brentford Community Stadium pitch.

Frank has now accepted the FA charge of improper behaviour towards the match official due to his overzealous remonstrations.

Thomas Frank

Brentford have now suffered six defeats in their last seven top-flight matches after a fine start to their maiden Premier League campaign.

"Brentford FC head coach Thomas Frank has accepted a Football Association fine," read a club statement.

"Thomas was charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.1 following Brentford's Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday, 22 January. Thomas admitted the charge and accepted the standard penalty. He was given an £8,000 fine.

"The FA charge was that Thomas' language and/or behaviour towards referee Peter Bankes after the final whistle was improper.

"Thomas accepted this charge, and the financial penalty. Brentford FC has no further comment to make on the matter."

Frank and his assistant Brian Riemer have both recently signed new deals to stay at Brentford until 2025, though the defeat to Wolves left an air of frustration in west London.

Frank admitted he had let his emotions get the better of him when speaking to the officials at full-time.

"I was frustrated we didn't get a point but I was relatively calm and there was a situation which triggered it," said Frank.

"I got a yellow card after a confrontation with a Wolves player, then I turned round to Peter and said 'you can give me a second one as well'. He said it was because I was turning around and too aggressive."

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