Manchester United Takes Swift Action: Antony Excluded Amid Assault Allegations
In a startling turn of events, Manchester United has made a decisive move concerning the future of Antony, their young football sensation. This comes in light of serious allegations of assault that have surfaced recently. Antony’s ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin, bravely came forward, revealing that she had been subjected to alleged assaults on four separate occasions. Her accusations were soon joined by those of two more women in Brazil, Rayssa de Freitas and Ingrid Lana, who claimed to have also experienced physical abuse at the hands of the 23-year-old player.
In response to these grave allegations, Antony found himself dropped from the Brazil national team for a crucial World Cup qualifier against Bolivia. Now, Manchester United has taken a parallel course of action, making the somber announcement that Antony will not be resuming his duties with the club following the international break.
The club issued a formal statement, acknowledging the gravity of the allegations and taking a clear stance against violence and abuse: “Man Utd acknowledges the allegations made against Antony. He will delay his return until further notice in order to address the allegations. As a club, we condemn acts of violence and abuse.”
In a corresponding statement, Antony himself proclaimed his innocence and pledged full cooperation with the police investigation: “I have agreed with United to take a period of absence while I address the allegations made against me. This was a mutual decision. I want to reiterate my innocence of the things I have been accused of, and I will fully cooperate with the police.”
Manchester United’s swift response underscores their commitment to treating allegations of violence and abuse with utmost seriousness. Their support for a thorough investigation reflects the importance of addressing such claims promptly and judiciously.