Manchester United’s goalkeeper, Andre Onana, expressed his support for teammate Alejandro Garnacho and defended his use of gorilla emojis in a recent social media post.
In the post, the 19-year-old Garnacho shared a picture of himself and Onana celebrating the incredible save made by the Cameroonian goalkeeper during injury time against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, accompanied by gorilla emojis.
Although Garnacho later removed the post, English media reported that the Football Association (FA) had taken notice and reached out to the Argentinian player. However, Onana had a different perspective, stating, “People cannot choose what I should be offended by. I know exactly what Garnacho meant: power & strength. This matter should go no further,” in a post on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
Garnacho has not commented on his deleted post or the FA’s contact with him.
Manchester United secured a 1-0 victory in the Champions League Group A match against the Danish champions with a crucial header from Harry Maguire. Onana’s save of Jordan Larsson’s penalty in injury time prevented Man U from dropping two valuable points.