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Bernardo Silva: Man City forward banned and fined for Benjamin Mendy tweet

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy (left) and Bernardo Silva also played together at Monaco

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has been banned for one match and fined £50,000 after an FA commission accepted he “did not intend” a tweet about team-mate Benjamin Mendy to be “racist”.

Silva compared Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos – a chocolate brand available in Spain and Portugal.

Silva deleted the post 46 minutes after he published it before tweeting: