Bernardo Silva charged by FA , to face six match ban over Mendy tweet

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Bernardo Silva has been charged by the FA with improper conduct after sending a racially  heartless tweet to team-mate Benjamin Mendy. 

He wrote to the FA to apologise for any offence caused but faces a potential six-match ban after the charge.

He wrote to the FA to apologise for any offence caused but faces a potential six-match ban after the charge.

“It is alleged that the Manchester Cityplayer’s activity breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.

“It is further alleged that the activity constitutes 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.

“The midfielder has until 9 October 2019 to provide a response.”

Despite coming in for criticism, Bernardo has been given support by boss Pep Guardiola and teammate Raheem Sterling.

“Regarding Bernardo, I was incredibly clear,” said Guardiola. “If they believe that Bernardo is this type of player, they are completely wrong.

“They judge on one joke, I judge on every day and how he is, his friendship over three years. Nothing more to add. We judge intentions and I know the intention of Bernardo.

“Maybe he saw the comments and thought ‘I don’t want to be involved in that’ and deleted it.

The City star would also be subject to a statutory FA education course which any player found guilty of racism must attend.

They have to attend a face-to-face anti-racism programme at Wembley and it is understood no-one has reoffended after the education course.

 

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