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Bernardo Silva given extension to answer FA charge

Bernardo Silva given extension to answer FA charge

09/10/2019 at 21:34Updated 09/10/2019 at 23:35

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has been given extra time to answer an FA misconduct charge after his tweet about team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

The Portuguese midfielder recently tweeted a picture of the left-back as a child, comparing him to the character from Spanish sweet brand Conguitos.

It was hastily deleted amid accusations of being racially inappropriate and the FA soon announced that it had launched a misconduct charge.

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, with whom he also played at Monaco before the duo both swapped the principality for Manchester.

, who himself has been a victim of racial abuse and has been vocal on the need to wipe it from the game.

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