“We are not worried”: Garnacho accused of racism, Manchester United in support of its striker

“We are not worried”: Garnacho accused of racism, Manchester United in support of its striker

Manchester United are united behind Alejandro Garnacho. The 19-year-old young player is at the heart of a controversy for having published and then deleted an allegedly racist post on social networks. After the victory against Copenhagen in the Champions League (1-0) this Tuesday, Garnacho published a photo of his teammate, Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana, accompanied by gorilla emojis.

Mainly concerned, Onana immediately defended his teammate who, according to him, was trying to express “power and strength”, adding that “this matter should not go any further”. The entire group also came out to support the young Red Devil according to Mancunian coach Erik Ten Hag this Friday.

“We are not worried”

“But what you see, I can confirm it to you and I even want to emphasize it, is that we are together, we are United and we saw it with the publication of André Onana,” explained the Dutch technician . “We are not worried (about the suspension, Editor’s note) for the moment,” added Erik Ten Hag at a press conference this Friday. “We are in discussions with the federation. »

The club had already dealt with the same problem with ex-PSG striker Edinson Cavani in 2020. “El Matador” had already been suspended for three matches by the English Football Association (FA) for using the Spanish term “negrito » (little black person) below an Instagram post. The previous year, Bernardo Silva was sent off for a match and fined by the federation for a publication in which he compared his teammate Benjamin Mendy to a black cartoon character.

It remains to be seen what the authorities of English football will decide for Garnacho. As a reminder, Manchester United are preparing to challenge rival Manchester City (2nd) this Sunday at Old Trafford, for the 10th day of the Premier League.

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