Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has taken to social media to post a follow-up Tweet, after being forced to delete a previous post regarding teammate Benjamin Mendy.
City run riot
Pep Guardiola’s men welcomed Watford to the Etihad yesterday afternoon, for their latest Premier League outing.
A shock 3-2 defeat at Norwich last time out saw the Citizens fall a full 5 points behind early pace-setters Liverpool atop the English top-flight, with many having predicted Quique Sanchez Flores’ Hornets to be on the receiving end of a major City backlash as a result.
Safe to say, though, not many foresaw quite the level of drubbing that was set to be dished out.
When all was said and done in Manchester, Watford were put to the sword by a staggering 8 goals to nil.
This included 5 on City’s part within the opening 18 minutes, a new Premier League record:
5 – Manchester City’s five goals after just 18 minutes is the fastest any side has ever gone 5-0 ahead in a @premierleague match in the competition’s history. Ridiculous.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2019
‘Can’t even joke with a friend’
One of the stars of the English champions’ frightening display yesterday afternoon was Bernardo Silva.
Portuguese midfielder Silva notched the first top-flight hat-trick of his career, amid a sparkling individual performance.
Less than 24 hours on from a day to remember for the Monaco man, however, Silva has been catching the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Earlier this afternoon, the 25-year-old posted a Tweet, comparing a photo of teammate Benjamin Mendy as a youngster to the character featured on the front of the bag for Conguitos, a brand of chocolates in his native Portugal.
Bernardo Silva has fully fucked it hasn’t he😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Dowf1r0Gcm
— reece. (@ReeceCoopxr_) September 22, 2019
The Tweet, as showcased above, has since been deleted, following an inevitable backlash across social media.
Silva, though, has this evening moved to defend himself, by arguing that his post was intended as little more than a joke between friends, which he feels was taken out of context:
Can’t even joke with a friend these days… You guys… 🤦🏻♂️
— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) September 22, 2019