Manchester United confirm Antony's "delay in return" after international break
In the light of the allegations of assault that were made against Brazilian winger Antony, Manchester United on Sunday confirmed that the winger will delay his return after the international break.
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In the light of the allegations of assault that were made against Brazilian winger Antony, Manchester United on Sunday confirmed that the winger will delay his return after the international break. The club released an official statement to confirm Antony's absence from the squad which read, "Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony. It has been agreed with Antony that he will delay his return until further notice in order to address the allegations. As a club, we condemn acts of violence and abuse. We recognise the importance of safeguarding all those involved in this situation, and acknowledge the impact these allegations have on survivors of abuse."
However, the Brazilian winger Antony has denied the assault allegations that were made by his former girlfriend, Gabriela Cavalin. Cavalin is not the only woman to claim that Antony assaulted him, Sky Sports on Thursday revealed that Rayssa de Freitas claimed that she required hospital treatment after being assaulted by Antony and a woman in May 2022.
Along with Fretias, Sky Sports reported that another woman named Ingrid Lana claimed in a television interview she was pressured by Antony to have intercourse while on a business trip to England last year. After these charges came to light, Antony appeared on Brazilian TV to deny these accusations and told the Brazilian network SBT as quoted from Sky Sports, "Never. I never have and I never will.[Violence towards women] is totally wrong, 100 per cent wrong. I have a mother, a sister. I would never want this to happen to them."
"I know the truth, so I'm certain that [my career ending] will not happen. I'm certain of this. I know the truth and I know that this will not happen," Antony added. Due to these charges, Antony has also been dropped from Brazil's squad after these charges came to light. (ANI)
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