Midfielder Manchester City Bernard Silva convicted of racism for an abusive post on Twitter, according to the official website of the Football Association of England.
The Portuguese received a suspension for one match, as well as a fine of 50 thousand pounds. In addition, Silva must be trained after admitting a violation of FA rule.
In September, Silva tweeted a post comparing a baby photo of his Manchester City partner, Benjamin Mendi, with the mascot of a Spanish chocolate-peanut maker. According to the FA, the Portuguese record contained racial and ethnic subtext.
Interestingly, Mendy was not offended by the joke of his teammate and even turned to the FA with a request not to punish Bernard.
This season, Silva spent 14 matches for Manchester City, scoring five goals and two assists.
In the next England Championship match, Manchester City will play against Chelsea at home. After 12 rounds, Citizens take fourth place in the standings and are nine points behind the leading Liverpool.