Manchester City player Joao Cancelo has revealed that he was assaulted by 4 people, and received an injury to his face while protecting his family.
The 27-year-old Manchester City star shared his story with two million followers on his Instagram account, along with a photo of the wound above his bruised eye.
Cancelo confirmed that he tried to resist in order to protect his partner, Daniela Machado, and his two-year-old daughter, Alicia, indicating that the four people stole his jewelry.
“Unfortunately today I was attacked by 4 cowards who hurt me and tried to harm my family, when you try to resist this is what happens, they managed to take all my jewelry and left my face in this state,” Cancelo wrote.
He added, “I don’t know how there are people who are so mean, the most important thing for me is my family and luckily they are all fine, and after so many obstacles in my life, this is just another obstacle that I will overcome firmly and strength, as always.”
Cancelo joined Manchester City from Juventus in 2019 and played with him 101 games in all competitions, scoring 3 goals and making 7 in 26 games this season.