Manchester United winger Antony has responded to comments that have accused him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Calavllin.
Antony has been dropped from the Brazil national team ahead of the international break. He was set to feature in World Cup Qualifiers but has since been replaced by Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus.
The alleged victim first made accusations against Antony in June, and has followed that up with further accusations of domestic violence on Monday.
Lawyers from the victim’s side and Greater Manchester Police have also become involved with this ongoing situation, issuing statements on the matter.
The Brazilian international himself posted on Instagram, stating:
"“Out of respect for my fans, friends and family, I feel obligated to speak publicly about the false accusations I have been a victim of. From the beginning I have handled this issue seriously and with respect, providing the due clarifications to the police authority.“The police inquest is under the cover of justice and therefore I cannot make its content public. However, I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and the evidence already produced and more to be produced show that I am innocent of the accusations made.”"
Antony has started the season poorly for Manchester United, much in line with the form of the Red Devils, who sit 11th in the early stages of the Premier League season.