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Unexpected backlash. He posted gorilla emojis

Andre Onana defended his club colleague.
Andre Onana defended his club colleague.
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4:24 PM EDT, October 27, 2023

Alejandro Garnacho, in his bid to commend his teammate Andre Onana on a successful Champions League performance against FC Copenhagen, posted a picture of the goalkeeper on social media with gorilla emojis. The Argentine player was taken aback by the significant controversy his post triggered online. He now faces possible punishment. Onana, however, has stepped forward to defend him.

Manchester United Celebrates their First Victory in the Current Champions League Season Erik Ten Hag's team triumphed over FC Copenhagen with a 1:0 score at home, thanks to Harry Maguire's decisive goal in the 72nd minute.

Andre Onana, the "Red Devils"' Goalkeeper, Exhibits Exemplary Performance The 27-year-old maintained a clean sheet and was showered with praise. Among those who acknowledged his excellent performance was Alejandro Garnacho. The Argentine player stirred controversy after his corresponding social media post.

Garnacho’s Post and the Controversy He posted a picture of Onana with two gorilla emojis. This act contravened the FA's codes of conduct, potentially incurring a fine or even suspension for the player. Nevertheless, Onana himself has defended Garnacho.

"People can't decide what offends me. I’m well aware of Garnacho's intentions. This issue shouldn’t be dragged any further.", Onana is quoted by "Marca".

A Swift Reaction from Garnacho He quickly deleted his post, but screen captures are still in circulation on Portal X (formerly Twitter). This incident brought back memories of Edison Cavani’s case, who referred to his friend as "negro" ("black" in English) and was fined over $130,000, with a three-game suspension.

About Alejandro Garnacho Garnacho, 19, joined Manchester United in 2020. He began in the youth teams and has played 11 matches across all competitions this season, scoring one goal.

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