The Brazilian winger has been taken out of the team pending the outcome of additional investigation.
A player named Antony, who plays on the flank for Manchester United, has been taken from the roster of the Brazilian national team due to allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-girlfriend.
The Brazilian football regulatory body made the announcement that the player, who was 23 years old at the time, would no longer be a part of the national squad. The reason given was “publicly disclosed facts” that “warrant further examination.”
This turn of events came about as a result of a story that was published by a Brazilian news company called UOL. The report detailed the accusations that the athlete’s ex-girlfriend had made earlier in the week.
The allegations, which Antony categorically refutes, are currently being investigated by authorities in both Sao Paulo and Greater Manchester, respectively.
Antony published the following statement on all of his social media platforms: “I can state calmly that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and the other evidence that will be produced demonstrate that I am innocent of the accusations that have been made.”
Additionally, he stated, “I trust that the ongoing police investigations will demonstrate the truth about my innocence.”
According to the allegations that have been made against Antony, on January 15, he was in a hotel room in Manchester when he allegedly headbutted his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, leading her to get a head injury that necessitated medical care. In addition, she claims that she was punched in the chest, which caused her silicone breast implant to become damaged, necessitating medical attention in the form of surgery.
In the public statement that he released on Monday, Antony made the assertion that despite the fact that his previous relationship with Cavallin was “fraught with issues,” he had “never engaged in any physical abuse.”
past, in the month of June, Antony had published a statement in which he refuted past charges of domestic abuse that had been made against him by his ex-partner.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has stated that they are “aware of the allegations made and enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this report.” GMP has acknowledged that they are aware of the situation and have stated that they are “aware of the allegations made.” The GMP has decided not to make any more statements or comments at this time.
Following the departure of yet another prominent player from the Premier League club, this incident takes place shortly thereafter. After a six-month investigation within the organization, it was announced that the forward Mason Greenwood would be leaving the team by mutual consent last month. Greenwood had charges of rape and assault brought against him dropped in February, and he just secured a loan move to the Spanish club Getafe. Getafe is located in the city of Getafe.
Gabriel Jesus, a forward who plays for Arsenal, will replace Antony on the Brazil team for the forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia and Peru. This comes after Antony was kicked off the team for disciplinary reasons.