Bernardo Silva has been given an extension on his response to charges levelled at him over allegedly racist content posted on social media.
The Portuguese midfielder shared a picture of Benjamin Mendy on Twitter and compared it to a racist caricature from an advert for a Spanish food product called ‘Conguitos.’
Mendy wrote on Twitter that he did not take offence to the joke but the post made by Silva breached regulations upheld by the Football Association.
The Manchester City star originally had until Wednesday 9 October to respond to the charge but has had an extension granted which means he now has until October 21st to respond.
Whether or not Silva is banned as a result of his social media transgression could have a huge impact on the Premier League title race as Liverpool face their rivals at Anfield on the 10th of November.
Silva was the best player on the pitch when City beat the Reds at the Etihad last season in the game which essentially saw them beat Jurgen Klopp’s side to the title.