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

Our partners utilize technologies, such as cookies, and collect browsing info to provide you with the ideal experience and to personalise the content and advertising shown for you.
Please let us know if you agree.
The Bernardo Silva of manchester City was charged with misconduct by the Football Association.
Silva compared into the personality on a package of Conguitos – a sweet brand available in Portugal and Spain.
The Portugal player, 25, is alleged to have committed anaggravated breach of all FA principles as it included referenceexpressed or implied, to race or colour and/or ethnic origin.
Silva has October.
The article was printed at 12:44 BST on 22 September but was deleted in the 13:30, although Silva later tweeted:Cant even joke with a friend these days.
City was then contacted by the FA while Silva has written into the regulating body to state he regrets that his networking article might have inadvertently caused offence.
Anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out criticised the article and encouraged the FA to act, adding thatracist stereotypes are never okay asbanter.
In a statement on Wednesdaythe FA said Silvas action is alleged to have beenimproper or insulting and/or introduced the sport into disrepute.
Silva was defended from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who stated it would be amistake to penalize his playmaker for its tweet.
England ahead Raheem Sterling supported Silva against accusations of racism, stating it wasa situation between two friends.
Mendy was written in support of Silva, saying he didnt take offence.
France shield Mendy and Silva are near friends before both joined City at 2017, and played together at Monaco.
A previous video of Silva joking with Mendy has also been passed on to the FA.

Read more here: