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01st May 2019

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson didn’t know who Tommy Robinson was when he posed for photo

'Don't be a liar'

Oli Dugmore

‘Don’t be a liar’

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has insisted he did not know who Tommy Robinson was when he posed for a photo with the far right figure.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is the co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL) and campaigning to become an MEP in the European elections.

The Brazilian international said he did not know who Robinson was when he was asked for a picture and has since distanced himself, denying he supports the former BNP member or his ideas.

As the photo circulated on Twitter, the tweet claimed the goalie supported Robinson.

In response Ederson tweeted: “People have made me aware of who this guy is. I definitely not support this guy or his ideas.

“He stopped me for a picture. I had no idea who he was. (Do not be a liar).”