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Man City's Silva banned over 'racist' tweet comparing teammate Mendy to cartoon

8 monthes ago   |   By RT

Bernardo Silva will miss one game and has been fined $64,000 amid a furore regarding a supposedly racially insensitive tweet in which he compared Manchester City teammate Benjamin Mendy to a character from a brand of chocolates.
Silva compared Mendy to a dark-skinned character used to promote a brand of confectionary in Portugal and Spain - a move which drew criticism from several figures within the sport, particularly given the wave of racist fan behavior which has blighted football in recent months.
Silva, however, has vigorously denied that there was a racist undertone in his social...
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Bernardo Silva banned by FA over tweet to Man City teammate

Bernardo Silva banned by FA over tweet to Man City teammate

8 monthes ago   |   By Saint Louis Today

LONDON - Bernardo Silva will miss Manchester City's trip to Chelsea after being banned for one game for posting a tweet which compared teammate Benjamin Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos chocolates.
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