After voice notes surfaced of Manchester United player Mason Greenwood abusing his girlfriend, it looked like things couldn’t get worse for the club. Now, it has. Another player, Antony, was suspended for domestic abuse in a shocking revelation that turned them into the most disgraced club in world football.
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Ten Hag also publicly humiliated Jadon Sancho for “poor training” even though disgraced players such as Antony and Greenwood have been forced away from the club.
Manchester United officially announced star player Antony’s leave on Sunday, citing his agreement with the decision and the need to address domestic abuse allegations.
Antony firmly denies any wrongdoing in response to the allegations against him from his former girlfriend and model, Gabriella Cavallin.
The club released a statement expressing their stance on the matter and revealing their commitment to safeguarding all involved, including the player.
Deja Vu at United
United finds itself in a familiar situation, reminiscent of the Mason Greenwood saga that recently concluded after 19 months.
A Delicate Balancing Act
Once again, the club must navigate the fine line between acknowledging alleged crimes and supporting their player.
Greenwood’s Disgraceful Act
Mason Greenwood, like Antony, denied allegations against him, and the Crown Prosecution Service eventually dropped the charges despite compelling evidence, including shocking voice notes of domestic violence against his girlfriend.
Antony, unlike Greenwood, faces ongoing police investigations into claims of assault made by multiple women.
Removing Greenwood From United
United initially adopted a cautious stance, defending Greenwood despite the strong evidence, but after a massive backlash from fans, they decided to remove the player from the club.
A Move to Stand Down
The club decided to stand Antony down from active duty to allow him to focus on defending his innocence.
A Hoped-for Outcome
United’s decision aims to satisfy those demanding tougher action while shielding Antony from public scrutiny when they face Brighton in their next Premier League fixture.
Antony’s Public Statements
Antony provided a tearful interview in Brazil, denying the allegations against him and reaffirming his innocence.
A Mutual Decision?
In his recent statement, Antony mentioned that his period of absence was a mutual decision with Manchester United to avoid distractions and controversy for the club, “This was a mutual decision to avoid distraction to my team-mates and unnecessary controversy for the club.”
Cooperation With Authorities
He pledged full cooperation with the police to help uncover the truth.
Antony’s future at United remains uncertain, with the club going through some of the toughest in its history in terms of public relations.
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