Atlético Madrid forward Memphis Depay shared a strongly-worded tweet questioning the future of Ex-Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy. The Frenchman was recently cleared of raping a woman and attempting to rape another after a long near-three-year trial. The 28-year-old was accused of attacking a 24-year-old woman at his mansion in Cheshire in October 2020.

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Hence, questioning what happens next with Mendy, Depay posted a long tweet asking the footballing world how the 2018 World Cup winner will get back his career and who will take steps to clear his name after being defamed over the years. The Dutchman also questioned that athletes are often ignored after an incident like this and demanded the footballing world help Mendy as he is termed innocent. 

Taking to Twitter, Memphis Depay posted, “All cases dismissed. So what are we doing now? Who is going to help this brother heal? Who’s going to be Responsable for the damage on he’s name? How he’s going to have he’s career back? Many years of investment to become a professional football player…. Now what!?”

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“I’ve never touched on this subject because I didn’t know all the details, but I’ve spoken to him once true FaceTime while behind bars and faced him on the pitch a couple times... I didn’t see any evil in the man.  We can’t accept this to happen to us as athletes… Who’s going to stand up for us in the time of need not when the damage is already done? Don’t turn your head people.”

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Similarly,  Paul Pogba as well wished to see Benjamin Mendy return to football and stated that he is extremely happy for his fellow Frenchman.  Pogba  shared, " Al Hamdullilah so happy for you bro .. all the people that was talking bad about you NoW I wanna see them cleaning your name Can’t wait to see on the pitch again."

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Benjamin Mendy joined Man City in 2017 from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco for a fee of about $68m. In an injury-riddled career, Mendy played 75 times for City and last suited up for the Sky Blues against Tottenham Hotspur in August 2021. After this game, the Frenchman was suspended by the Premier League club later that month when he was arrested. Man City released him when his contract expired last month.