Manchester United striker Antony has once again taken to social media to deny claims he assaulted his former girlfriend, which would have seen him left out of the Brazil squad.
Brazilian media UOL published new allegations made by Gabriela Cavallin on Monday.
In June, Antony posted a statement on Instagram claiming he had been falsely accused by Ms Cavallin of committing domestic violence.
On Monday, amid other claims, Antony said he “trusts ongoing police investigations” to reveal the “truth about my innocence”.
After a first statement on June 28, Antony published a second denial on social networks.
The statement read: “I can say with certainty that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced shows that I am innocent of the accusations made.
“My relationship with Ms. Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal abuse from both sides, but I never engaged in any physical aggression.
“I hope that ongoing police investigations will demonstrate the truth about my innocence.”
Later on Monday evening, the Brazilian FA confirmed that Antony had been removed from the squad for September’s World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru, and replaced by Gabriel Jesus.
On Tuesday morning, Greater Manchester Police released a statement saying: “Greater Manchester Police is aware of the allegations made and inquiries are underway to establish the circumstances surrounding this report. We will make no further comment at this time. “
On Wednesday, Manchester United released a statement saying: “Manchester United acknowledges the allegations made against Antony and notes that the police are investigating.
“Pending further information, the club will make no further comment. As a club we take this matter seriously, taking into account the impact of these allegations and subsequent reports they will have on the survivors of abuse.”