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BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City's Bernardo Silva handed one-match ban by FA

  • Bernardo Silva will serve a one-match ban and must pay a £50,000 fine in relation to a tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy.
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:01 IST

Bernardo Silva in action for Manchester City
Bernardo Silva in action for Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been given a one-match suspension as punishment for a racially insensitive tweet posted in September, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed.

The FA charged Silva at the start of October and the Portugal international has admitted a breach of the organisation's Rule E3.

Silva, 25, is set to miss City's home Premier League game against Chelsea after the international break, while he has also been fined £50,000 and must complete face-to-face education.

The former Monaco player tweeted – and subsequently deleted – a photo of team-mate Benjamin Mendy as a youngster and a dated image from Spanish confectionary brand Conguitos that has been criticised for its racist connotations.

A statement issued by the FA read: The Manchester City midfielder's social media activity on September 22, 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."

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Published 13 Nov 2019, 19:56 IST
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