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Antony Out Of Brazil Squad After Abuse Allegations

Manchester United winger Antony has been dropped by Brazil after allegations of abuse by his former girlfriend.

Antony 23, had been withdrawn from the squad after “facts became public” that “need to be investigated”, the Brazilian football federation said.

It was also revealed that Brazilian news outlet, UOL published allegations made by Antony’s ex-partner on Monday, BBC reports.

At the moment, Police in Sao Paulo and Greater Manchester are investigating the claims, which the player has denied.

However, Antony who has denied the claims, on social media said, “I can calmly state 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 made,”

“I trust that the ongoing police investigations will demonstrate the truth about my innocence.”

On the act carried out by Antony, the football player has been is accused of attacking his former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin “with a headbutt” in a Manchester hotel room on 15 January, leaving her with a cut head which needed treatment from a doctor.

She further alleged that she was punched in the chest and the punch has caused damage to a silicone breast implant, which required corrective surgery.

Antony added in his statement on Monday that his relationship with his former partner was “tumultuous”, but insisted he “never committed any physical aggression”.

He also released a statement in June saying he had been falsely accused by his former girlfriend of domestic violence.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said it is “aware of the allegations made and enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this report”.

It added: “We will not be commenting any further at this time.”


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