Despite winning the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea and also having more clean sheets, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was overlooked at Monday’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris.
Instead, the prize for best goalkeeper went to Gianluigi Donnarumma of PSG.
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has sensationally claimed that the decision not to award Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy the Lev Yashin Trophy for 2021 was racially motivated.
Evra said on Instagram: “Also the goalkeeper… what about Edouard Mendy? You know, but of course, African Cup, we are the monkeys so no one respects this competition.
“We are the only competition where you have to leave your club, leave for three weeks and play that cup because in Africa we always have a little space.
“But things will change, things will change.”