Manchester United is facing increasing pressure to address allegations of assault and domestic abuse against Brazilian winger Antony, made by his former girlfriend, Gabriela Cavallin. The claims, initially reported in June, were outlined on Brazilian news website UOL and have been reported to police in São Paulo and Greater Manchester.
Manchester United now facing calls to take action against Antony
While the Brazilian football confederation dropped Antony from its squad for upcoming internationals, Manchester United has remained silent on the matter. Domestic abuse charities and fan groups are advocating for clear policies to handle such allegations, emphasizing the need for zero tolerance towards violence against women within football.
Antony has denied all allegations, and no charges have been filed against him in Brazil or the UK. The club’s decision regarding Antony’s availability for future matches is awaited.