Bernardo Silva: Kick It Out calls on FA to act over Man City player’s tweet

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Kick Out It has called on the Football Association to act after the governing body also confirmed it was exploring a tweet sent by the Bernardo Silva of Manchester City.
Silva compared City team-mate Benjamin Mendy to the personality onto Conguitos’ packet – a brand available in Spain and Portugal.
“We’re extremely disappointed to observe the tweet published by Bernardo Silva,” stated the anti-discrimination body.
Manchester City declined to comment.
The post was published at 12:44 BST on Sunday but was deleted at 13:30 BST.
Bernardo then tweeted:”Can’t even joke with a friend nowadays.”
France Mendy and Silva are friends and played at Monaco before both joined City at 2017.
The tweet was responded to by mendy and also did not appear to take action.
A Kick It Out statement included:”Racist stereotypes are not acceptable as’banter’, and we are shocked that somebody who is a role model to millions has failed to comprehend the discriminatory nature of his post.
“The FA are educated and we feel that retrospective action ought to be taken, including compulsory education – that is essential to challenge offensive behaviour like this.”
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