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Guardiola comes to the defence of Bernardo Silva over controversial tweet

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Guardiola comes to the defence of Bernardo Silva over controversial tweet

Guardiola comes to the defence of Bernardo Silva over controversial tweet

Pep Guardiola has strongly defended Bernardo Silva against accusations of racism following a controversial tweet to Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

City boss Guardiola was asked for his opinion on the matter after his side opened their bid for a third successive Carabao Cup triumph with a comfortable 3-0 win at Preston.

Silva posted pictures on social media on Sunday comparing Mendy, with whom he also played at Monaco, to the character on a packet of Conguitos chocolates.

Anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out called on the Football Association to take action, referring to the contents of post as a racist stereotype.

The governing body has written to City requesting their observations.


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