Manchester United under pressure to drop Antony over domestic abuse allegations
Manchester United were under mounting pressure from domestic abuse charities on Tuesday night to drop Antony while the Brazil winger is facing assault allegations against a former girlfriend.
Police are investigating claims by Gabriela Cavallin, a DJ and influencer, that she was subjected to a series of attacks by Antony between June last year and May this year, including when she was pregnant.
Antony, 23, released a statement on Instagram on Monday in which he said his relationship with Cavallin had been tumultuous, with verbal offenses [sic] from both sides but vehemently denied any physical aggression and said he trusted the ongoing police investigations will reveal the truth about my innocence.
Brazil reacted to the latest allegations surrounding Antony by dropping him from their squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia on Saturday and Peru four days later.
United were staying silent on the matter on Tuesday despite widespread calls from charities to take decisive action just weeks after the club faced a fierce public and internal backlash over their handling of the Mason Greenwood controversy.