Cameroonian shot-stopper, Andre Onana has risen to the defence of his Manchester United teammate Alejandro Garnacho over a post the latter made which has since been alluded to as racial.
The Argentine winger after Onana’s brilliant penalty save in the Champions League on Tuesday posted a picture of the goalkeeper and captioned it with two gorilla emojis.
The post which has since been deleted has implicated the teenager in a racial investigation by the Football Association (FA) with the propensity to land him into trouble as he could be charged with a breach of guidelines around racism.
But on Thursday, Onana came to the defence of the Garnacho.
He posted a picture of himself and Garnacho on a pitch and captioned it, “People can’t choose what I should be offended by. I know that Garnacho meant power and strength.”
He therefore wants the investigations halted immediately.
“This matter should go no further.”
It is not known if his post will have any effect on the investigations of the FA.
Onana quelled second thoughts about his signing with the Red Devils on Tuesday when his save fomented the host’s victory against visiting Copenhagen after a header from Harry Maguire gave them the lead in the 72nd minute.
The Cameroonian threw himself to the left to keep out Jordan Larsson’s penalty in the last minute.