Manchester United have been accused of trying to cover up allegations that Brazil star, Antony attacked his ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin. This was recently revealed by her lawyers to Sao Paulo Civil Police, and fans have been reacting.
According to them, the club despatched a player support officer to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester where it is alleged that Antony assaulted their client, and the officer tried to hide the attack by calling a club doctor to assess her so that she would not go to a hospital and arouse any suspicion.
Reports in Brazil have claimed that they have asked Sao Paulo Police to investigate the support officer’s role in the incident, and the lawyers have also requested CCTV footage from the hotel.
Antony Matheus dos Santos (born 24 February 2000), simply known as Antony, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the Brazil national team.
Antony graduated from the São Paulo academy and made his senior debut for the club in 2018. He moved abroad to Ajax in the summer of 2020, where he won two Eredivisie titles and one KNVB Cup during his two seasons. Antony’s performances in the Netherlands led to a transfer worth €95 million (£82 million) to Manchester United, the highest sum paid for an Eredivisie player.
Antony was born in Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil, and grew up in Inferninho, a favela far from the city centre. Growing up, he would play football wherever he could on the streets or in his house, combining his love of futsal with street football and regularly attending São Paulo matches with his aunt. He is of Portuguese descent.
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