Antony criticized for alleged taunting of Coventry fans after Manchester United’s victory

Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final victory over Coventry City was marred by controversy as substitute Antony allegedly taunted Coventry fans after the match. Antony did not take a penalty in the shootout and reportedly cupped his hands to his ears, leading to criticism from fans and pundits. Coventry fans condemned Antony's actions, calling them "horrible" and "unbelievably small time."

Antony Criticized For Alleged Taunting Of Coventry Fans After Manchester United's Victory
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Manchester United’s dramatic FA Cup semi-final victory over Coventry City was marred by controversy as United substitute Antony allegedly taunted Coventry fans after the match. United narrowly avoided defeat as they beat Coventry on penalties to set up a final clash with Manchester City.

Coventry fought back from 3-0 down to take the match to extra time and had a late goal ruled out for offside. Antony, who came on just before Coventry’s first goal, did not take a penalty in the shootout. After United’s victory, Antony reportedly cupped his hands to his ears in the direction of the Coventry end, which led to criticism from fans and pundits. Ex-Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison criticized Antony, saying he should concentrate on his game as he could be playing in the Championship next season.

Coventry fans and other observers took to social media to condemn Antony’s actions, calling them “horrible” and “unbelievably small time.” One supporter lamented the drop in standards at the club, while another described Antony’s behavior as “classy as ever.”

Antony

Antony Matheus dos Santos

Forwarder, Midfielder

BrazilBrazil

Age: 24

172 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 29 8 Missed
Minutes 1323 45.6 Avg
Goals 1 0.0 Avg
Assist 1 0.0 Avg
Attempt 58 2.0 Avg
Passes 542 18.778.1% AvgSucc
Yellow 5 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 4 times for 264 minutes for FA Cup.

Antony scored 2 goals for Manchester United. He procured one assist. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 7th in FA Cup. In the last match Manchester United drew 2-2 against AFC Bournemouth. The next match in FA Cup will be against Sheffield United.

Manchester United performance and stats

Manchester United

Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rank 8th
Win 16
Draw 6
Loss 14
Goals 52-56
Diff -4
Rank 4th
Win 1
Draw 1
Loss 4
Goals 12-15
Diff -3
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