Bernardo Silva comes under fire from anti-racism charity over Mendy tweet

first_imgManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has come under fire from anti-racism body Kick It Out after a Twitter post concerning teammate Benjamin Mendy that he deleted an hour after posting.Silva, who scored a hat-trick in Manchester City’s 8-0 hammering of Watford on Saturday, posted a message comparing Mendy to the character used in the logo for Conguitos, a brand of confectionery popular in Spain and Portugal.”We are extremely disappointed to see the tweet posted by Bernardo Silva, which has since been deleted,” Kick it Out said in a statement on Monday.”Racist stereotypes are never acceptable as ‘banter’, and we’re shocked that someone who is a role model to millions has failed to understand the discriminatory nature of his post.”Kick It Out said the FA had been notified and that they believe “retrospective action” should be taken, including “mandatory education”.Silva, who deleted the post an hour after it was published on Sunday, posted another message saying Can’t even joke with a friend these days….you guys.The two players were teammates at Monaco before joining Manchester City in 2017.Also Read | We were motivated to get the win: Sergio Ramos after Real Madrid beat SevillaAlso See:last_img read more

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Skyview drops Les Schwab Invitational to West Linn, 68-67

first_img andy.buhler@columbian.com @AndyBuhler GO HILLSBORO, Ore. — Each time the team ran through the set in practice, Alex Schumacher swished the shot.Same lineup, different variations. It didn’t matter. The Skyview senior felt confident. But when the Storm drew up the same play, down one with seven seconds left of its opening game in the Les Schwab Invitational on Wednesday afternoon, the shot clanked off the right side of the rim — a result that Schumacher, a well-traveled guard, has learned not overthink.“From my spot, I though, ‘oh, it’s going in,’ then he missed it,” Skyview coach Matt Gruhler said. “It was a good look — exactly what we wanted.”Throughout the Storm’s 68-67 loss to West Linn at Liberty High School, guarding Schumacher proved difficult for the Lions. The senior finished with a game-high 24 points and added seven rebounds. Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer Skyview drops Les Schwab Invitational to West Linn, 68-67 Schumacher finishes with 24 points in back-and-forth game defined by lead changes Its goal of keeping athletic forward Oreon Courtney off the offensive glass proved difficult. Courtney had 10 boards — four offensive — and the Lions grabbed 12 offensive boards to Skyview’s six.The Storm’s two point lead dissipated early in the fourth.Then Kyle Gruhler hit his first 3 of the game with just under four minutes left, then Squeeky Johnson hit another to put the Storm up four with just over three minutes left.With possession, down one with 40 seconds left, Skyview milked the clock (Oregon plays without a shot clock) and Johnson finished a go-ahead floater in the lane after crossing up a defender at the top of the key.But West Linn took a one point lead with seven seconds left when Oreon Courtney finished a contested layup set up by a no-look pass from Lions big man Damiko Tidmore Jr., setting up the heavily-contested, but well-rehearsed potential game-winner from Schumacher. Now he will turn the page quickly as Skyview plays again with less than a day to prepare.“We gave them a heck of a battle, they just made one more shot than we did,” Matt Gruhler said.That’s what the Storm agreed to when they accepted an invitation to one of the country’s premier high school basketball tournaments. And during key moments of the back-and-forth game against the Lions, who finished third in the OSAA 6A state tournament last season, the Storm appeared poised to win.Skyview trailed by one at half, and as many as 10 in the third quarter, then responded with a 17-4 run to lead by as many as eight points in the third. Follow The Columbian on Instagram Share: Skyview turns around to play Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. against South Salem. Just enough time to take lessons away from Wednesday’s opener, according to Matt Gruhler.“We’re going to have four of these so hopefully we learn from it and bounce back pretty quick,” he said.WEST LINN (Ore.) 68, SKYVIEW 67WEST LINN — Micah Garrett 18, Oreon Courtney 15, Damiko Tidmore Jr. 6, Bryson Crockett 21, Drayton Caoile 6, Cade Knutson 0, Mason VanBeenen 0, Parker Durbin 2. 30-61 (3) 5-6 68.SKYVIEW (6-2) — Alex Schumacher 24, Squeeky Johnson 14, Sean Boss 5, Lowell Dunmire 5, Alec Marshall 0, Kyle Gruhler 15, Jace Chatman 3, Derek Lewis 0, Cody McKinney 1. 24-53 (10) 9-13 .West Linn 15 13 22 18 — 68Skyview 11 16 25 15 — 67 Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Buy this Photo The Skyview basketball team huddles around coach Matt Gruhler during a 68-67 loss to West Linn (Ore.) in the first round of the Les Schwab Invitational. (Andy Buhler/The Columbian) Skyview StormVideo Tags Follow By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: December 26, 2018, 3:01pm (360) 735-4557 “When you have a great player, you put it in his hands and see if he can create something,” Matt Gruhler said. “And (Schumacher) did some good things throughout the day, where it didn’t look like there was much and he made something out of it.”Kyle Gruhler finished with 15 points and seven rebounds and Johnson had 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting. West Linn was led by guards Bryson Crockett (21 points) and Garrett Micah (18 points). Oreon had 15 points and 10 boards.Skyview was out rebounded 36-25, a battle it has attempted to compensate for throughout much of the season having lost most of it size from a team that made the 4A state quarterfinals last season.For Schumacher, a senior who has garnered interest from some D-II schools, the tournament setup of playing four games in four days against some of the top recruits in the country mirrors the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League — a nationally competitive AAU circuit he competes in during summers.last_img read more

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