Bernardo Silva: Man City forward charged by FA over Benjamin Mendy tweet

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Manchester Citys Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.
Silva compared Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos – a brand available in Spain and Portugal.
The Portugal player, 25, is alleged to have committed anaggravated breach of FA rules as it comprised referenceexpressed or implied, to race or color and/or ethnic origin.
Silva has October to respond.
The article was printed at 12:44 BST on 22 September but has been deleted 13:30, even though Silva later tweeted:Cant even laugh with a friend these days.
Although Silva has written to the governing body to say he regrets that his social media article may have unintentionally caused threat City was contacted by the FA to their observations.
Anti-discrimination charity Kick Out criticised the article and encouraged the FA to act, including thatracist stereotypes are not acceptable asbanter.
In a statement on Wednesday, the FA said Silvas activity is alleged to have beeninsulting and/or improper or introduced the sport into disrepute.
Silva was defended from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who said itd be amistake to punish his playmaker for the tweet.
England ahead Raheem Sterling supported Silva against accusations of racism, saying that it had beena scenario between two buddies.
Mendy also has written saying he did not take offence in the tweet.
France shield Mendy and Silva are friends and performed at Monaco before both joined City at 2017.
A video of Silva joking with Mendy has been passed on to the FA.

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