Silva Banned Over Mendy Tweet

By Daily Sports on November 14, 2019

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Bernardo Silva has been banned for one match and fined £50,000 following a controversial social media post regarding Manchester City teammate Benjamin Mendy.

Silva posted a tweet that appeared to compare Mendy's likeness to a cartoon character who features on the packaging of Conguitos, a brand of chocolate bar in Spain.

‘Mistake’ to punish Silva over Mendy tweet — Pep

A statement from the FA read: "Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one first team competitive fixture, fined £50,000 and must complete face-to-face education after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3.

"The Manchester City midfielder's social media activity on 22 September 2019 breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an "Aggravated Breach", which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin."

Silva, 25, had defended his actions and said: "Can't even joke with a friend these days... you guys," but anti-racism body Kick It Out condemned the initial tweet, saying racist stereotypes are never acceptable. (ESPN)

•PHOTO: Bernardo Silva 

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 14, 2019


 

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