Manchester United Winger Antony Removed from Brazil Squad Amid Assault Accusations

Manchester United winger Antony finds himself embroiled in a troubling controversy as he faces accusations of assault.

Gabriela Cavallin, his former girlfriend, recently made fresh claims against him in an interview with Brazilian publication UOL.

She alleges that she was subjected to physical violence while pregnant and sustained injuries to her head and fingers.

According to her account, the incident occurred in a hotel the day after Manchester United’s victory over Manchester City on January 14.

Antony Responds on Social Media

Antony, who had previously denied the initial allegations made by Cavallin back in June, took to social media to issue another statement in response to the renewed accusations.

In his statement, he expressed his commitment to treating the matter seriously and with respect, cooperating fully with the police investigation.

Antony explained that, due to the ongoing investigation, he could not disclose the contents of the police inquest.

Nevertheless, he confidently asserted that the accusations were false and that the evidence, both existing and forthcoming, would demonstrate his innocence.

He acknowledged the tumultuous nature of his relationship with Gabriela, noting verbal altercations but vehemently denying any physical aggression.

Antony reiterated his willingness to cooperate with Brazilian authorities and expressed confidence that the ongoing police investigations would ultimately vindicate him.

Consequences for Antony and the Brazil Squad

In the wake of these allegations, Antony has been dropped from the Brazil squad, which was preparing for upcoming qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru.

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus has been called up to replace him.

The Brazil federation released a statement addressing the situation, citing the need for investigation and the safeguarding of the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian national team, and the CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) as the primary reasons for Antony’s removal from the squad.

Ongoing Police Investigations

The allegations against Antony have been reported to both the police in Sao Paulo and Greater Manchester Police.

Greater Manchester Police acknowledged the allegations and confirmed that inquiries were ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the report.

They declined to provide further comments at this time.

This situation has significant implications for Antony’s career, the Brazil national team, and the ongoing investigations.

The public and authorities will closely monitor the developments to determine the truth behind these troubling accusations.

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