MOSCOW, Sep 5— , Andrey Vasilchin. A loud scandal happened in world football. Manchester United and Brazil star Anthony has been excluded from the national team's squad for the September matches against Bolivia and Peru. The striker, who is under investigation by the Greater Manchester Police, will be replaced on an emergency basis by Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus.
Brazilian Football Confederation official statement:
“In light of the facts regarding Antoni that came to light on Monday and which need to be investigated, and in order to protect the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian national team and the Brazilian Football Confederation, we inform you that the athlete has been excluded from the squad.
Anthony Matheus dos Santos ;
So, 23-year-old Anthony is suspected of domestic violence and threats to his ex-girlfriend, DJ and influencer Gabriele Cavallin. Back in the summer, she filed a statement with the police, and subsequently decided on a high-profile interview with the UOL portal. Gabriela revealed the details of a “happy” relationship with a famous athlete.
According to the victim:
- Antoni threw away Cavallin from the car at high speed when the girl was pregnant;
- Threatened her;
- He punched in the chest, after which the silicone implant “turned over”;
- Locked the girl at home;
- Throwed a glass at Kavallin , fragments of which cut his hand.
It is noted that screenshots of tough correspondence with the player are attached to the case, as well as photos of beatings.
The football player himself denied the accusations of the ex-girlfriend. He admitted that the relationship, although “stormy”, with mutual insults, did not include physical aggression.
“Out of respect for my fans, friends and family, I feel obligated to speak publicly about the false accusations I have been the victim of. From the very beginning, he took this matter seriously and respectfully, giving due explanations to the police. The investigation is being carried out under the secrecy of the investigation, so I cannot disclose its details. However, I can say with confidence that the accusations are not true, the numerous evidence already presented testifies to my innocence,” Anthony explained in social networks.
The football player also drew attention to the fact that the ex-girlfriend constantly sets out different versions events.
Reproaches Cavallin through the media and the agent of the football player Junior Pedroso. He points out that Gabriela appears in the press with revelations at the most inconvenient moments for the player.
“You can see that she always appears in the media when she knows that she can influence Anthony. An example of this was the day when they were called up to the Brazilian national team, and now the day of the match. But the stated facts are the same as those considered by the investigation,” Anthony’s representative was quoted by The United Stand.
It remains to prove innocence to law enforcement agencies and avoid “cancellation”. The scandal could seriously hit Antony and his career, for which the deprivation of the status of a Manchester United player (he joined the Mancunians in the summer of 2022 for € 95 million) and the Brazilian national team would be a disaster.
It is important to mention that Manchester United is no longer surprised by such a scandal. After all, a talented Englishman Mason Greenwood was at the center of a similar story for a long time. Since January 2022, he has been accused of beating and attempting to rape his girlfriend Harriet Robson. The girl posted on the network photos of injuries and audio messages with quarrels, which led to the detention of Greenwood. get rid of the young father (Robson had a child from a football player). Now Greenwood defends the colors of the Spanish “Getafe”.
It is likely that his former Manchester United teammate Antoni may face the same fate.