Antony will take a “interval of absence” from Manchester United to deal with the allegations of violence towards girls, and won’t play or practice till additional discover. The choice was agreed between the participant and membership and isn’t a suspension, however a go away of absence on full pay.
United will proceed to assessment the scenario because it develops, with supervisor Erik ten Hag having been consulted within the decision-making course of by chief government Richard Arnold.
Antony was final week omitted from the Brazil squad after accusations of bodily aggression in the direction of his former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, that are being investigated by the police and he strongly denies. Since then Brazilian newspaper Further has reported that influencer and regulation scholar Rayssa de Freitas in Might 2022 filed a police report towards Antony alleging she sustained accidents in an incident involving the participant and one other lady after an evening out in Sao Paulo.
In the meantime, banker Ingrid Lana has advised Brazil’s RecordTV that in an incident at Antony’s dwelling in Manchester in October 2022 he “pushed me towards the wall, and I hit my head”.
Lana stated that Antony “tried to have a relationship with me and I didn’t wish to”, including: “My function was simply enterprise. Arriving there, at his invitation, I realised that he had ulterior motives.”
A membership assertion learn: “Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made towards Antony. Gamers who haven’t participated in worldwide matches are due again in coaching on Monday. Nevertheless, it has been agreed with Antony that he’ll delay his return till additional discover with the intention to handle the allegations.
“As a membership we condemn acts of violence and abuse. We recognise the significance of safeguarding all these concerned on this scenario, and acknowledge the impression these allegations have on survivors of abuse.”
This was accompanied by a press release from Antony himself.
“I’ve agreed with Manchester United to take a interval of absence whereas I handle the allegations made towards me. This was a mutual resolution to keep away from distraction to my teammates and pointless controversy for the membership. I wish to reiterate my innocence of the issues I’ve been accused of, and I’ll totally cooperate with the police to assist them attain the reality. I look ahead to returning to play as quickly as doable.”