- Edouard Mendy has vented his frustrations on French and British media outlets that used his photo inside Benjamin Mendy's story about sexual molestation
- Ferland Mendy's picture was also used in the story as the Manchester City star because they all shared the same surnames
- Edouard and Ferland made a social media post claiming that the act of racism still exists in England and France
Chelsea shot-stopper Edouard Mendy has slammed the French and English media who used his picture to depict the story of Man City defender Benjamin Mendy who is being charged with rape.
Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy was also drawn into the conversation as his face was added to stories written about the City star.
The Senegalese goalkeeper condemned the story and believes it showed that racism still exists in England and France.
The 28-year-old posted on his Instagram:
"Sad to see in 2021, in France as well as in England, for some, black people have neither names nor distinct face," he said, in quotes published by the Metro.
"These 'mistakes' of photos appear anecdotal, but they are quite the opposite, they are highly symbolic.
"It's not that complicated to differentiate two faces, especially when the football jersey is of valuable help."
Los Blancos defender Mendy praised his namesake for speaking out on social media as he tweeted:
"Thank you Edouard Mendy! We are in 2021,' he said followed by three sad face emojis.
"STOP! It will take time but you will end up respecting us! Whether you like it or not."
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Benjamin Mendy arrived at the Chester Magistrates' Court to answer for the accusation of molesting three women within ten months, Daily Mail, Goal.
The France international has been suspended by his club Man City pending the outcome of the case in court.
The 27-year-old broke a condition by having more than four persons present at his £5million home in Prestbury where the incident occurred.
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The spokesman said about the charges:
"Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
"The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021."
Source: Sports Brief News