Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho risks a ban following his Instagram post on goalkeeper Andre Onana earlier this week, according to The Telegraph.
The Red Devils picked up a third-straight win on Tuesday night, securing a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen in the Champions League after Onana’s penalty save in stoppage time.
Garncho published a picture of his teammates celebrating with Onana after the game. The Argentina international used gorilla emojis to describe the goalkeeper’s performance.
The teenager soon deleted the post due to social media outrage, but Onana defended him last night saying that Garnacho meant ‘power and strength‘ and nothing else.
Despite this, the club graduate could risk a potential suspension, considering Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva was handed a one-match ban for a similar incident involving Benjamin Mendy.
Back in 2019, the Portuguese compared a photo of Mendy as a child with the mascot for Spanish chocolate brand Conguitos. Mendy was fine with it but FA decided to suspend Silva.
Garnacho could be suspended despite Onana’s support
The 19-year-old was obviously excited by Onana’s late heroics against Copenhagen in midweek. He was quick to praise him, but the gorilla emojis did not go down well with some fans.
He quickly realised his mistake and deleted the post, but FA authorities are still considering the next step as Garnacho’s reaction has breached their rules.
A quick resolution of the matter may not be expected. The FA took three weeks to make a final decision in Silva’s case and we could see something similar with regards to Garnacho.
Garnacho should be in the matchday squad for the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. He could have a role to play off the bench, having provided the winning assist in the same game in January.
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