Bernardo Silva: Man City forward banned and fined for Benjamin Mendy tweet

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Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has been banned for one match and fined £50,000 after an FA commission accepted he “did not intend” a tweet about team-mate Benjamin Mendy to be “racist”.

Silva compared Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos – a chocolate brand available in Spain and Portugal.Silva deleted the post 46 minutes after he published it before tweeting: “Can’t even joke with a friend these days.”

The FA report said: “Many persons would have taken offence to the content.”It added: “The player did not himself intend the post to be insulting or in any way racist. It is clear that the tweet was intended to be no more than a joke between close friends.

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