FA looking into Bernardo Silva’s tweet to team-mate Benjamin Mendy as he faces accusations of racism
FA looking into Bernardo Silva’s tweet to team-mate Benjamin Mendy as Manchester City star faces accusations of racism despite insisting it was a ‘joke with a friend’
- The Football Association will study a tweet posted by Bernardo Silva on Monday
- Silva likened a young Mendy to black cartoon mascot for a peanut brand
- Mendy took it well but Silva faced an angry backlash on social media
The FA will study a tweet by Bernardo Silva on Monday after the Manchester City star faced accusations of racism over a picture of his teammate Benjamin Mendy.
Silva sparked controversy on Sunday by posting a photo of Mendy as a child next to an image of the black cartoon mascot for Spanish chocolate peanut brand Conguitos with the message: ‘Guess who?’
Mendy took it well but Silva faced an angry backlash on social media and later deleted the tweet before writing: ‘Can’t even joke with a friend these days… you guys.’
Bernardo Silva faced an angry backlash after posting this image on Twitter on Sunday
Mendy took it well but Silva has faced accusations of racism over the picture
Silva went on to delete the Tweet before expressing his frustration with the response
The FA will take a closer look at the issue on Monday before deciding whether to take any action.
Silva scored the first hat-trick of his career in City’s 8-0 win over Watford.
Mendy – his former Monaco teammate – made his first start since April following knee surgery.
The FA will study a tweeton Monday before deciding whether or not they should take action