Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been given a one-match ban for his racist tweet towards pal and teammate Benjamin Mendy.
His punishment was lenient as the Portuguese international was not aware of the racist implication in that tweet in addition to his impeccable past records.
Bernardo Silva could have been banned for at least six matches by the English FA.
In addition, the Portuguese midfielder was also fined to the tune of £64,000.
Bernardo Silva will now miss the upcoming Premier League clash with Chelsea in eight days’ time at the Etihad Stadium as a result of the FA verdict.
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The former AS Monaco player was on target for Manchester City at the weekend during the league trip to Anfield to face Premier League leaders Liverpool.
He scored the consolation goal for Manchester City as they were beaten 3-1 by hosts Liverpool in controversial manner through goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The win ensured that Bernardo Silva and Manchester City are now nine points adrift of leaders Liverpool After just 12 games in the league.
Manchester City have also dropped from second to fourth place as a result of the defeat at Liverpool having been usurped by Leicester City and Chelsea in second and third spot respectively.