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An update on the situation surrounding the controversial Tweet published and subsequently deleted by Manchester City star Bernardo Silva earlier this week has emerged online this afternoon.

Silva’s social media storm

On the back of netting the first hat-trick of his Citizens’ career last weekend versus Watford, Portuguese international Silva took to social media.

The 25-year-old posted a Tweet, comparing a photo of teammate Benjamin Mendy as a youngster to the character featured on the front of the bag for Conguitos, a brand of chocolates in his native Portugal.

The Tweet, as showcased above, was quickly deleted, following an inevitable backlash across social media.

Silva, though, subsequently moved to defend himself, by arguing that his post was intended as little more than a joke between friends, which he feels was taken out of context:

Reports over the last couple of days, though, suggested that the FA had not taken the situation lightly, with Silva under threat of a potential 6-game ban.

Silva apologises

As such, the former Monaco man has today moved to clear his name.

As confirmed by reliable Manchester City journalist Sam Lee, Silva has issued a letter to the FA, in which he ‘expressed regret’ for any offence his Tweet may have caused.

Benjamin Mendy, meanwhile, has also moved to defend his teammate:

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