Manchester United forward Antony has been dropped from the National Squad amidst rumors that surround him in relation to the accusations from his ex-girlfriend. The forward will not feature with his National team until the investigations are complete.
The Brazilian Federation released an official press statement concerning the ugly rumors and accusations surrounding Antony. The statement says “To safeguard the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian National Team, and The CBF, the Organization informs that Antony has been removed from the Brazilian National Team”.
While different reports have flown around for weeks now, Antony has confidently come out to debunk and bring down any growing rumor. He said, “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 beginning, I have handled this issue seriously and with respect, providing the necessary clarifications to the police authority. The police inquest is under the cover of justice, and therefore I cannot make its content public.”
He continues, “However, I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and more to be produced show that I’m innocent of the accusations made. My relationship with Ms. Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal offenses from both sides, but I never practiced any physical aggression.
Every time, whether in testimony or an interview, she presents a different version of the accusations. Thus, I come to deny the accusation made and inform you that I remain at the full disposal of the Brazilian authorities to clarify what is needed. I trust the ongoing police investigation will reveal the truth about my innocence.”