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Is Bernardo Silva The Most Bullied Player In The Premier League?

Is Bernardo Silva The Most Bullied Player In The Premier League?

You'd imagine the mood at Manchester City is quite buoyant at this moment in time. The club have won the League Cup, are favourites heading into their Champions League quarter final with Liverpool and are a whisker away from their third Premier League title.

So why does the squad feel the need to mercilessly bully Bernardo Silva? Twitter user Beardamendi has compiled a quite comprehensive list of all the times that the City squad has had a go at the Portugese playmaker.

Exhibit A - Silva is launched into a pool

Exhibit B - Silva gets his boots wrecked

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Exhibit C - Silva gets manhandled by Jesus & Zinchencho

Exhibit D - Silva gets badgered in the jacks

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Exhibit E - Silva gets assaulted with rubber mallet by Benjamin Mendy

Exhibit F - Silva gets his boots wrecked for the second time

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Exhibit G - Silva gets egged in the jacks

While dressing room pranks are the staple of teams up and down the league the sheer number of incidents involving Silva is curious. The 23-year-old arrived from Monaco in the summer and has done well in his first season in England, a winning goal against Chelsea among his biggest contributions to the team. Perhaps the gratuitous harassment of a whipping boy is good for squad morale but if I were Silva I'd definitely have something to say to HR.

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Eoin Lyons

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