Antony is DROPPED from Brazil squad amid police investigations

Antony AXED by Brazil: Heat on Manchester United as winger is dropped by his country over his ex-girlfriend’s claims that he threatened her while pregnant, damaged her breast implants and sliced her finger with a glass

  • Gabriela Cavallin has made new abuse allegations against United man Antony
  • Brazilian Antony has denied the allegations, claiming he was ‘falsely accused’
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Manchester United have been dragged into another domestic abuse storm after Brazil axed Antony over allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend. 

Only days after United showed Mason Greenwood the door, Gabriela Cavallin claimed that Antony attacked her while she was pregnant, damaged her breast implant, left her with cuts and threatened to throw her out of a speeding car.

The 23-year-old winger issued a statement denying the accusations on Monday night, but Brazil dropped him from their squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru and called up Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus as a replacement.

The Brazil FA issued a statement saying: ‘In order to safeguard the alleged victim, the player, the Brazilian national team and the CBF, the organisation informs that Antony has been removed from the Brazilian national team.’

United declined to comment but could now come under pressure to take action having suspended Greenwood for 18 months after he was arrested for attempted rape and assault in January 2022.

Brazil’s Antony has been removed from the squad after his ex-girlfriend accused him of threatening her while pregnant, damaging breast implants and cutting her finger

The DJ and influencer Gabriela Cavallin has made more allegations against her former partner with investigations ongoing

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The Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against Greenwood in February of this year, but United decided that he could no longer play for the club following a six-month investigation and sent him on loan to Spanish team Getafe last week.

Antony issued a statement on Monday night denying the allegations from Cavallin. ‘I can say with confidence that the accusations are false,’ he wrote on social media.

‘My relationship with Ms Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal offenses from both sides, but I never practiced any physical aggression.

‘I trust the ongoing police investigations will reveal the truth about my innocence.’

Cavallin has filed a complaint against Antony to Greater Manchester Police having originally alleged four incidents of domestic violence, bodily injury and threat to authorities in Sao Paulo in June.

She went into further detail with Brazilian website UOL yesterday (mon), revealing WhatsApp screenshots and pictures of her injuries.

Cavallin, a DJ and influencer, filed a police report in Brazil in June and then spoke out on TV

Cavallin said she needed stitches to her breast after Antony allegedly injured her

Cavallin accused Antony of attacking her in a car in June of last year when they were on holiday in Brazil and threatening to push her out of the vehicle at high speed.

She followed the player to Manchester when he joined United from Ajax for £81.3million and claims she was the victim of another assault in January which dislodged a breast implant and left her with a cut head.

The final attack, she claims, happened in May when Antony threatened her with a glass and she cut a finger trying to defend herself.

Antony posted a statement in Portuguese on Instagram in June as he stressed his innocence

Antony (left) played for Manchester United in their defeat to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon

‘I was really scared that I wouldn’t be able to get out of the house,’ she said. ‘Antony locked the door and wouldn’t let me go out. I had my finger open, all hurt. He broke my things, took my passport.’

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Erik ten Hag’s preference for starting Antony on the right wing is believed to be one of Jadon Sancho’s gripes with the United manager.

Sancho is at odds with Ten Hag after publicly disputing the Dutchman’s claims that poor training levels were the reason behind his exclusion from the squad at Arsenal on Sunday.

Sancho and Ten Hag are set to hold talks during the international break, although it is unclear if the player will be fined for his social media post claiming to be a scapegoat.


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