Edouard Mendy slams media mix up with accused Benjamin Mendy

Chelsea’s Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy complained about media outlets using his image to illustrate news reports about Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, who has been accused of rape and sexual assault. 

Benjamin Mendy, a France international has been charged with about seven counts of sexual assault and and rape. He is yet to enter a formal plea but his lawyer said the player has denied the allegations. The player has been suspended by his club and has been in custody since August. 

Edouard Mendy and his Cousin Ferland Mendy shared screenshots of reports from several media outlets using their photographs for reports about Benjamin Mendy. 

“Sad to see that in 2021, in France as well as in England, for some, Black people have neither names nor distinct faces,” Edouard wrote on Instagram “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!”

Benjamin Mendy joined his club from As Monaco in 2017 while Edouard Mendy only made his move to the London side last season 

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