Bernardo Silva ban: Man City star banned for one game after controversial tweet to teammate Benjamin Mendy.

Bernardo Silva will be banned for one match for the Manchester City star's controversial tweet to teammate Benjamin Mendy, The FA have confirmed.

The social media post compared Mendy with the mascot of Spanish confectionery brand Conguitos and was quickly condemned by Kick It Out and anti-discrimination groups

A statement from The FA read: "Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one first team competitive fixture, fined £50,000 and must complete face-to-face education after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3.

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"The Manchester City midfielder’s social media activity on 22 September 2019 breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin."

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