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Man City star Silva's tweet not racist - England legend Barnes

Former England star John Barnes says that Bernardo Silva was not racist in his tweet about Benjamin Mendy.

Silva tweeted a photograph of Mendy as a child, comparing his appearance to that of the logo of a Spanish company Conguitos.

He showed the two pictures side by side, saying "guess who?"

But Barnes does not think it was racist.

The former England and Liverpool star told Sky Sports News: "There's absolutely nothing wrong with it.

"It's ridiculous. It's a cartoon, and in many respects I've seen it, and I think he looks like a young Mendy. I don't see what the issue is.

"This has got nothing to do with racism. They are friends. Regardless of whether it looks like Mendy or not, why is that offensive?

"Are Kick It Out and the FA wrong? Yes."

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