The Football Association (The FA) has charged Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva with misconduct following a post on his social media which he compared fellow teammate, Benjamin Mendy with a black cartoon character.
Last month, the Portuguese had in a tweet posted side by side a picture of a young Mendy and an image of the character representing the Spanish chocolate peanut brand Conguitos.
Although deleting the post, Bernado Silva has now been charged by the football association.
“Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on September 22, 2019”, the football body said in a statement.
“It is alleged that the Manchester City player’s activity breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”
Meanwhile, Silva tendered an apology letter last week to the Football Association to apologise for his misconduct.
Attached to the letter was a statement of support from Mendy, who said that he had taken no offence at Silva’s tweet.
The City manager Pep Guardiola has also defended Silva.