Bernardo Silva, of Manchester City, sanctioned with a game after tweet about Mendy


File photo of a City training in which Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy are seen on November 5, 2019. Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

Nov 13 (Reuters) – Manchester City Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva was suspended for a game and fined 50,000 pounds (about 58,000 euros) for a racist tweet on teammate Benjamin Mendy, the English federation said Wednesday Soccer (FA).

Silva was criticized by the anti-racism agency Kick It Out after posting a message on September 22 comparing Mendy with a chocolate-covered peanut character used in the Conguitos logo, a popular treat in Spain and Portugal, before erasing it.

"Silva has been suspended for a first team competition game and fined 50,000 pounds," the FA said in a statement, highlighting that the tweet had "insulting content."

Pep Guardiola City, the champion of the Premier, is fourth in the tournament with 25 points in 12 games to nine from the Liverpool leader. In the next match he will receive the London club Chelsea.

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