The FA has sanctioned Bernardo Silva for the Conguito case. The player will miss the vital game against Chelsea, since they sanctioned him for a match, and also have fined him with 50,000 pounds and must attend the seminar against racism.
Bernardo Silva will face this punishment following the conguito joke he posted. The FA has fined him with 50,000 pounds (just over 58,000 euros), a match of sanction for racist behavior against teammate Benjamin Mendy on social networks. You should also attend a seminar against racism. The problem is that the match will be played on November 24 at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
It all started with a tweet from the Manchester City midfielder in which he uploaded an image of Mendy when he was little, and next to one of the famous promotional image of the Conguitos brand. Silva justified that it was a joke with his partner, whom he described as “a brother”, and in no case intended to offend him. After the controversy, Guardiola came out in his defense saying that the Portuguese is “a fantastic person”.
However, the publication was denounced by Kick It Out, an organization linked to the world of football that works to end racism. Finally, after the investigation, the FA has issued a ruling and has decided to sanction the Portuguese player with their match against Chelsea.
That game is key to the aspirations of Manchester City, even more after the defeat against Liverpool last weekend that result them to nine points behind the table leaders. Chelsea are only one point above Manchester City, who must win in London in other to meet up with Liverpool.
The truth is that the FA says it understands that the tweet is not intended to offend Mendy, but reports that the comment violates the federation’s rule by pointing to another player publicly because of race, color, religion or ethnicity, something that is Totally banned in England. For that reason they have decided to sanction him, and Coach Guardiola will have to reinvent himself to storm Stamford Bridge without one of his cracks.