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Manchester United player Antony Matheus Denies Domestic Abuse Accusations in A Social Media Post

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Antony Matheus dos Santos of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 4, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

In a recent public statement, Manchester United player Antony Matheus responded to allegations of physical abuse made against him by his ex-partner, Ms Gabriela. Antony forcefully denied the accusations and maintained his innocence.

Antony felt obligated to address the “false accusations” out of respect for his fans, friends, and family. He asserted that he has handled the situation with seriousness and cooperated fully with authorities by providing clarifications.

However, Antony said he could not divulge specific details as the police inquiry is confidential. He did firmly deny the abuse allegations, calling them untrue.

According to Antony, evidence already submitted and forthcoming will demonstrate his innocence. He described the relationship with his accuser as turbulent, with verbal offenses from both sides but no physical aggression on his part.

The statement pointed out inconsistencies in the accuser’s versions of events during testimony and interviews. Antony believes this undermines her credibility and the reliability of her claims against him.

In light of the purported contradictions and lack of evidence for abuse, Antony forcefully rejected all accusations. He reiterated his full cooperation with investigators and his willingness to clarify anything further needed by Brazilian authorities.

”My relationship with Ms. Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal offences from both sides, but I never practised any physical aggression. Every time, whether in testimony or interview, she presents a different version of the accusations. Thus, I come to deny the accusations made and inform you that I remain at the full disposal of the Brazilian authorities to clarify what is needed.”

Antony Matheus
SEVILLE, SPAIN - APRIL 20: Antony Matheus dos Santos of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg match between Sevilla FC and Manchester United at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 20, 2023 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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The Manchester United Player is Confident in Justice

Antony also expressed confidence that the ongoing police investigation would reveal the truth and exonerate him. He maintained his innocence and asked the public to withhold judgment until the probe is concluded.

With Antony being a top Manchester United player, the severe nature of the alleged abuse has drawn public interest. The statement appears intended to counter damage to Antony’s reputation.

Without addressing specifics, the football player categorized the relationship as mutually toxic and turbulent. However, he stopped short of admitting any wrongdoing whatsoever.

The categorical denials and conflicting accounts ensure the situation will remain controversial. Until investigators conclude, the public may remain divided over the accusations.

Antony continues to vow full cooperation with authorities to clear his name. But with his innocence on the line, he felt compelled to mount a vigorous public defense amid a sensitive ongoing inquiry.