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EA Eliminates Suspended Manchester Metropolis Player From FIFA 22 While He Awaits Trial

EA has removed Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy from FIFA 22 while the player is awaiting trial. The publisher confirmed to Eurogamer that the French national team and Manchester City player has been removed from both squads in FIFA 22 and that his card has been pulled from appearing in Ultimate Team packs while he…

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EA has removed Manchester Metropolis left-aid Benjamin Mendy from FIFA 22 while the player is calling forward to trial.

The publisher confirmed to Eurogamer that the French nationwide crew and Manchester Metropolis player has been removed from each and every squads in FIFA 22 and that his card has been pulled from acting in Supreme Crew packs while he is calling forward to trial.

"As Benjamin Mendy has been removed from the active rosters of every and every Manchester Metropolis and the French National crew, in FIFA 22 he has furthermore been removed from respective rosters and suspended from acting in FIFA Supreme Crew (FUT) packs and Supreme Draft while he is calling forward to trial," EA told Eurogamer.

Club assertion.

— Manchester Metropolis (@ManCity) August 26, 2021

The 27-year-weak defender is accused of four counts of rape and one depend of sexual assault that are speculated to enjoy taken save aside at his dwelling in Cheshire between October 2020 and August 2021. Final month, Manchester Metropolis released a assertion confirming that Mendy had been suspended by the club pending an investigation.

This is no longer the first time EA has removed a player from FIFA. In 2016, the publisher removed ex-footballer Adam Johnson from the franchise after he changed into found responsible of sexual activity with a lady frail 15. While more lately, the historical Dutch nationwide crew captain Marco van Basten changed into pulled from FIFA 20 after he made Nazi comments staunch thru an interview at the time.

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FIFA 22 would no longer formally scheme out until October 1, nevertheless, fans had been in a space to play the sport since September 22 where EA Play subscribers would possibly well obtain admission to a 10 hour trial of the sport. EA's suspension of Mendy did no longer truly scheme into build until the day after the initiate of the trial length, that capacity that some avid gamers were in a space to search out the suspended beefy-aid in Supreme Crew packs when first playing FIFA 22.

Even supposing EA's choice to bewitch Mendy from the sport will seemingly be praised by fans, some can even query why the player made it into the sport within the first save aside - in particular provided that Manchester Metropolis suspended the player in right existence four weeks earlier.

Jared Moore is a contract writer for IGN. You would perchance well presumably follow him on Twitter.

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