Soccer-Edouard and Ferland Mendy slam media blend-ups with accused Benjamin

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(Reuters) – Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy and Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy have complained about media outlets using their images to illustrate information reviews about Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, who has been accused of rape and sexual assault.

Benjamin Mendy, a France global has been charged with 6 counts of rape and one of sexual assault. He has not nonetheless formally entered a plea but his law firm stated the player has denied the allegations.

The Premier League club has suspended the 27-yr-outdated, who has been in custody considering the fact that August.

Edouard Mendy is a Senegal international though Ferland Mendy performs for France. The two, who are cousins, shared screenshots of stories from various media retailers using their photos for experiences about Benjamin Mendy.

All 3 of the gamers are Black.

“Sad to see that in 2021, in France as effectively as in England, for some, Black people today have neither names nor distinctive faces,” Edouard wrote on an Instagram

“These ‘mistakes’ of photographs appear anecdotal, but truly they are pretty the opposite, they are extremely symbolic.

“It’s not that challenging to differentiate two faces, in particular when the soccer jersey is of useful help!”

Benjamin Mendy signed for Town from Ligue 1 facet AS Monaco in 2017 for a cost in the location of 52 million lbs . ($70.16 million).

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru Editing by Robert Birsel)

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