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Edouard Mendy Angry At Media For Using His Picture In Benjamin Mendy's Rape News

Published by Nairaland on Fri, 19 Nov 2021


<blockquote><b>Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has criticised media outlets for mistakenly using his image in stories about Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy. </b><br><br>City and France full-back Benjamin Mendy has been charged with six counts of rape and one of sexual assault, and remains in custody.<br><br>Photos of Edouard Mendy and his cousin, Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy, have been used to illustrate articles.<br><br>Edouard Mendy said their use was &quot;highly symbolic&quot;.<br><br>&quot;Sad to see that in 2021, in France as well as in England, for some, black people have neither names nor distinct faces,&quot; the Senegal international wrote on Instagram.<br><br>&quot;These 'mistakes' of photos appear anecdotal, but actually they are quite the opposite, they are highly symbolic.<br><br>&quot;It's not that complicated to differentiate two faces, especially when the football jersey is of valuable help!&quot;<br><br>In August, Benjamin Mendy was charged with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault.<br><br>Those charges related to alleged attacks on three women over the age of 16 at his home between October 2020 and August 2021.<br><br>On Wednesday, the 27-year-old appeared in court to facetwo further charges of rape, related to alleged attacks in Macclesfield in July and August.<br><br>He was suspended by City after being charged by police, pending an investigation.<br></blockquote><a rel=ugc href="https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/59334604">https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/59334604</a>
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