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Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy hits back after being confused with charged rapist Benjamin Mendy

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy hits back after being confused with charged rapist Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy charged with two further cases of rape

At the end of August, news broke that Cheshire Police had arrested Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy, who was charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

As per the Telegraph:

Mr Mendy is charged with three counts of rape which allegedly took place during a party at his Cheshire mansion on October 11 last year.

He was arrested in November in connection with the alleged offences and bailed by police.

Mr Mendy is further charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a party at his home on January 2 when most of the country was in Tier 4 lockdown.

The final charge relates to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl, which prosecutors say took place on 23 August at his home in Prestbury.

Yesterday, it emerged that Mendy has now been charged with a further two cases of rape, taking the total to 6, as well as one sexual assault case. The Manchester City defender, obviously currently suspended, is due to stand trial in January 2022, and will remain in prison until that time after having bail denied three times.

Edouard and Ferland Mendy hit back after images circulate

Now, another pair of Mendys, related to each other but no relation to Benjamin, have taken to social media to hit back at sources that used their images instead of the Man City star’s in breaking the story.

A Daily Mirror article, re-posted by Upday, used a photo of Chelsea shot-stopper Edouard Mendy as their headline image, rather than the City defender.

Le Parisien, meanwhile, used an image of Ferland Mendy as they reported on the news about the increase in rape charges.

In turn, Edouard Mendy has taken to Instagram to say:

“Sad to see that in 2021, in France as well as England. For some, black people have neither names nor distinct faces”

The Senegalese goalkeeper continued:

“These “mistakes” of photos appear anecdotal. but actually they are quite the opposite, they are highly symbolic. It’s not that hard to distinguish between two faces, especially when the football jersey is of valuable help!”

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy hits back after being confused with charged rapist Benjamin Mendy

Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy, re-posting his cousin’s story, added on Twitter:

“Thank you! We are in 2021!”

“It will take time but you will end up respecting us! Whether you like it or not.”

As such issues continue, questions have to be asked of just who signs off on such images.

Read more:

Benjamin Mendy refused bail for a third time amid rape case

Manchester United outcast makes decision on future amid Premier League interest

 


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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