Antony has been immediately excluded from the Brazil national team Due to assault charges. In an interview with the Brazilian magazine UOL on Monday, Gabriela Cavallin, Antony’s ex-girlfriend, brought new accusations against him. EnoughInfo.com
She claimed that she was beaten while pregnant and received injuries to her fingers and head. She alleges that on January 14, the day following United’s victory against Manchester City, she was attacked and headbutted by Antony in a hotel.
Antony has been immediately excluded from the Brazil national team
“The police inquest is under cover of justice, and therefore I cannot make its contents public. However, I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and more to be produced show that I am innocent of the accusations made.
“My relationship with Ms, Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal offences from both sides, but I never practiced any physical aggression. Every time, whether in testimony or in interview, she presents a different version of the accusations.
“Thus, I come to deny the accusations made and inform that I remain at the full disposal of the Brazilian authorities to clarify what is needed. I trust the ongoing police investigations will reveal the truth about my innocence.”
For the forthcoming qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru, Gabriel Jesus, an Arsenal attacker, has been called up to replace Antony in the Brazil team. The official statement from the federation went thus:
“In light of the facts which came to light on Monday concerning Manchester United player Antony, which must be investigated, and in order to safeguard the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian national team and the CBF, the organization informs that the athlete has been removed from the Brazilian national team”.