Silva handed a one match ban, set to miss Chelsea clash

Silva handed a one match ban, set to miss Chelsea clash

Manchester City ace Bernardo Silva is set to miss Chelsea clash after the FA handed him a one-match ban. 

Silva admitted to breaching the FA rules which saw the governing body hand him a one-match ban with a fine of £50,000 for his controversial tweet to Benjamin Mendy. Silva posted an image to his teammate as a child on Twitter alongside a picture of a cartoon character on a packet of Conguitos, a sweet available in Spain and Portugal. 

The 25-year-old then deleted the post prior to tweeting a follow-up response to say: "Can't even joke with a friend these days... You Guys...".

"Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one first-team competitive fixture, fined £50,000 and must complete face-to-face education after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3," a statement from the FA read. 

"The Manchester City midfielder's social media activity on 22 September 2019 breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an "Aggravated Breach", which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin."

The Portuguese will also have to attend a face-to-face education programme within four months.