Manchester United’s Antony dropped from Brazil’s national team after new domestic violence allegations

Antony is in his second season with Manchester United, and performed 81 minutes within the membership’s loss to Arsenal on Sunday. (Jose Breton/Pics Motion/NurPhoto through Getty Photographs)

Brazil’s nationwide soccer crew dropped Manchester United’s Antony Matheus dos Santos on Monday after new home violence allegations have been levied in opposition to him.

Antony was set to compete with Brazil throughout upcoming World Cup qualifying matches in opposition to Bolivia and Peru, however the Brazil Soccer Confederation (CBF) launched him from worldwide responsibility on Monday over the allegations, in accordance with ESPN’s Rob Dawson.

Antony’s ex-girlfriend first filed a police report in opposition to him in Brazil in June, the place she alleged 4 earlier incidents of home violence, bodily damage and menace. In response to the BBC, Antony allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend “with a headbutt” once they have been in a Manchester resort room in January. She stated she was additionally punched within the chest throughout that incident, and that she wanted surgical procedure because of this.

New allegations have been then made in opposition to Antony on Monday, which is what led to the CBF transferring to launch him.

“As a result of info that grew to become public this Monday involving Manchester United participant Antony, and which should be investigated, and to be able to safeguard the alleged sufferer, the participant, the Brazilian crew and the CBF, the group informs that the athlete has been withdrawn from the Brazilian crew,” the group stated, through ESPN.

A criticism was additionally filed to police in Manchester, England. The Higher Manchester Police stated in an announcement on Monday that they have been “conscious of the allegations,” and that “enquiries stay open.” Manchester United stated it was conscious of the CBF’s transfer to launch Antony, however didn’t remark additional.

Antony is in his second season with Manchester United, the place he landed after a run with Ajax in 2022. The 23-year-old has made 4 begins this season, and performed in almost the entire membership’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Sunday. Antony performed for Brazil within the World Cup in Qatar final 12 months, too, and he has scored twice in 16 video games for the Brazilian nationwide crew.

Antony denied the allegations in opposition to him in an Instagram story on Monday.

“Out of respect for my followers, family and friends, I really feel obligated to talk publicly in regards to the false accusations I’ve been a sufferer of,” he wrote, as translated by ESPN. “From the start I’ve dealt with this subject severely and with respect, offering the due clarifications to the police authority.

“The police inquest is below the quilt of justice and subsequently I can’t make its content material public. Nevertheless, I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and the proof already produced and extra to be produced present that I’m harmless of the accusations made.”

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