Manchester United have positioned winger Antony on a go away of absence as he faces abuse accusations from three girls in Brazil.
Final week, Antony was dropped from the Brazil squad following the preliminary allegations of abuse made by former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin.
In an announcement on Sunday, Manchester United stated it “acknowledges the allegations made in opposition to Antony”.
“Gamers who haven’t participated in worldwide matches are due again in coaching on Monday. Nonetheless, it has been agreed with Antony that he’ll delay his return till additional discover with the intention to deal with the allegations.”
The membership stated it condemns acts of violence and abuse, including it recognises the “significance of safeguarding all these concerned on this state of affairs”, and “acknowledges the affect these allegations have on survivors of abuse”.
Antony himself stated: “I’ve agreed with Manchester United to take a interval of absence whereas I deal with the allegations made in opposition to me.
“This was a mutual choice to keep away from distraction to my teammates and pointless controversy for the membership.
“I need to reiterate my innocence of the issues I’ve been accused of, and I’ll totally cooperate with the police to assist them attain the reality. I look ahead to returning to play as quickly as attainable.”
Rayssa de Freitas reportedly claimed she wanted hospital therapy after being assaulted by Antony and a girl in Might final yr.
Varied shops stated Ms De Freitas reported the alleged incident to the Sao Paulo Civil Police, Sky Sports activities stated.
One other lady, Ingrid Lana, has claimed in a Brazilian TV interview she was pressured by Antony to have intercourse whereas on a enterprise journey to England final yr.
Ms Lana alleged Antony invited her to his home and pushed her in opposition to a wall which led to her banging her head.
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