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Bernardo hit with one-match ban for Mendy tweet

  • Published at 03:57 am November 15th, 2019
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Bernardo Silva

In September Bernardo Silva tweeted an image of a young Benjamin Mendy alongside an image of the character representing the Spanish chocolate peanut brand Conguitos, before deleting it 46 minutes later

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one match and fined £50,000 ($64,000) for a tweet he posted comparing teammate Benjamin Mendy with a black cartoon character, the Football Association announced Wednesday.

In September Silva tweeted an image of a young Mendy alongside an image of the character representing the Spanish chocolate peanut brand Conguitos, before deleting it 46 minutes later.

There was no hearing after Silva admitted the misconduct charge, and acknowledged some people may be offended by the "historical connotations of the Conguitos character". 

Silva has been one of City's standout performers this season as the defending champions have struggled to keep pace with leaders Liverpool, trailing them by nine points after Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Anfield.

He will miss a tough home match with third-placed Chelsea - who are a point better off than City - on November 23.