Senegal and Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has criticized media outlets for mistakingly using his image in City’s Benjamin Mendy stories.
In August the City full back was charged with four counts of rape and one sex assault count, and those charges are related to alleged attacks on three women over the age of 16 at his home between October 2020 and August 2021.
Benjamin Mendy appeared in court on Wednesday to face two further charges of rape, related to alleged attacks in Macclesfield in July and August.
The Chelsea’s goalkeeper and his Real Madrid cousin Ferland Mendy photos have been used to illustrate articles concerning City’s Benjamin Mendy.
The Senegal international wrote on Instagram saying, “Sad to see that in 2021, in France as well as in England, for some black people have neither names nor distinct faces.”
“These mistakes of photos appear anecdotal, but actually they are quite the opposite, they are highly symbolic.”
“It’s not that complicated to differentiate two faces especially when the football jersey is of valuable help.”