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Paul Pogba and Memphis Depay respond to Benjamin Mendy’s Freedom

Jul 15, 2023 | International | 0 comments

The first players to respond to the court’s decision over Benjamin Mendy’s alleged rape were Memphis Depay and Paul Pogba.

On Friday, July 14, 2023, the Chester Crown Court returned a not-guilty verdict for the former Manchester City defender. In October 2020, The French International was charged with raping a lady at his Cheshire home. In addition, he was accused of attempting to rape a 29-year-old woman at his house two years earlier.

The jury of six men and six women at Chester Crown Court found Benjamin Mendy not guilty despite the fact that he has consistently denied both counts. The defender claimed that every interaction with one of them was voluntary.

Memphis Depay responded to the news on his official Twitter account when Mendy was confirmed to be free.

“Jeremy Mendy, No cases were allowed. What, then, are we doing? Who will aid this brother’s recovery? Who will be held accountable for the harm to his reputation? How will he be able to resume his career?
After spending many years and money to become a professional football player, what happens next? I’ve avoided talking about this because I didn’t have all the information, but I had talked to him on FaceTime once when I was imprisoned and twice on the field. I didn’t see the guy to be malevolent. As athletes, we cannot accept that this will happen to us. Who will defend us while we are in need, not after the harm has already been done? People, don’t turn your head.”

Also responding to the news on his official Instagram account was Paul Pogba. The French exchange student captioned a screenshot of them in a conversation.

“Alhamdulillah, I’m really glad for you, brother. I hope all the individuals who were disparaging you before now clear their names. Can’t wait to see you back on the field.”

When Mendy joined City from Monaco for £52 million in 2017, he broke the record for the most expensive defender in the Premier League. He participated in France’s World Cup-winning team in 2018 and won three championships with City.

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