Manchester City Boss Gives Evidence In Mendy Trial
I Don’t Know Player’s Life, Says Guardiola
Manchester City supervisor has given proof at Benjamin Mendy’s rape trial, explaining that Mendy was a ‘really good boy,’ however he additionally didn’t know Mendy’s life.
French defender Mendy has been charged with seven counts of rape, one tried rape and one depend of sexual assault in opposition to six women, having been cleared of 1 depend of rape in September.
Guardiola, referred to as as a witness by Mendy, stated that the participant was well-liked, however that he didn’t know what Mendy did off the sphere, telling the jury ‘I’m not his father’ and that he was solely within the defender as a participant. Guardiola acknowledged that he was not on social media and doesn’t comply with what the defender does exterior the membership. The supervisor additionally expressed that he’s unable to take care of the 22 gamers int he City’s first-team squad.
The City boss confirmed that he had spoken with Mendy about breaking Covid-19 restrictions on home gatherings and that the participant had ‘not done the right thing.’ When requested particularly concerning the prices Mendy faces, Guardiola stated ‘He asked me to come to be here with all of you and that’s why I’m right here.’
The defender was suspended by the membership in September 2021 following his arrest and has denied all the costs introduced in opposition to him. In September, Mendy was cleared of an allegation of raping a 19-year-old girl in July 2021 after the prosecution might provide no additional proof within the case and the choose ordered the jury t clear him of the cost.
Last week, Mendy took to the stand to present his personal proof and accepted that he had handled girls in a ‘disrespectful’ method, however that he would cease if a lady stated no. He stated that being in jail has taught him loads about life and the way he now simply desires to be alone.
The trial was anticipated to run for round 15 weeks from August, nonetheless, it was adjourned twice which led to a three-week break.
Please do not forget that, because the trial is ongoing, any feedback should seek advice from allegations as no judgement has been entered on the case.