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Manchester City get rid of all mentions of Benjamin Mendy from club site amid rape allegations

Manchester City get rid of all mentions of Benjamin Mendy from club site amid rape allegations

Mendy charged with four 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.

This was later confirmed by the club in a statement, which read:

‘Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.’

‘The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.’

The French defender has since been suspended by the club, and is currently in prison awaiting trial, which is expected to take place in January 2022.

As per the Daily 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.

Manchester City remove him from their website

In recent days, Manchester City have taken steps to distance themselves from the player. Although his player bio still exists on site, however, they have drastically altered the club shop.

Any attempt to search for his shirt or player name will take visitors back to the homepage, while there is also no longer an option to buy a “Mendy 22” shirt. It is also not possible to purchase any of his merchandise.

While it is undoubtedly the right move, it seems too little, too late for the club.

Read more:

Man City confirm Benjamin Mendy suspension after defender charged with 4 counts of rape

 


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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