After sending out a racially insensitive tweet to his teammate, Bernardo is now under investigation from the FA.
Manchester City thrashed Watford in 8-0 win this Saturday. They got eerlingly close the record-breaking 10-0 win.
Bernardo Silva was among the best players of the day, and he’s considered as one of the best players in the world for a while now.
However, neither Manchester City nor Bernardo Silva are the main topics of the day.
Bernardo Silva is active on twitter, and he sent out an insensitive tweet to his teammate, Benjamin Mendy.
In the tweet, Bernardo compared young Mendy to the Spanish chocolate logo, conguitos. This fell easy on Mendy, as he laughed with laughing emojis and added: “1-0 for you will see”.
However, the public didn’t share Bernardo and Mendy’s sense of humor. This tweet was seen as poking fun at black people in general, provoking racism.
It’s worth noting that the South-America culture, including Spanish and Portuguese has an entirely different outlook on the racism matter.
Bernardo and Mendy are long-time friends, going back to Monaco where they played together before both of them moving to Manchester to play for City under Pep Guardiola.
This isn’t the first incident with a player of Latino descent getting into trouble over racial issues.
A similar thing happened to Luis Suarez, where he and Evra got into all sorts of confrontations, and some of them were cited to be racial.
After deleting the initial tweet, Bernardo tweeted: “Can’t even joke with a friend these days… You guys…”
It will be interesting to see how FA handles this situation, as there was clearly no malicious intent in Bernardo’s tweet.