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    Yaxley-Lennon – aka Tommy Robinson - recently hit headlines with his announcement he was running as an independent MEP candidate.

    Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes has distanced himself from Tommy Robinson after a picture of them was made public online.

    A photo of the two standing together hit social media, with the caption that claimed Robinson had the goalie’s "full support while in Manchester".


    Ederson Moraes, who also plays for the Brazlian national team, wasted no time tweeting he had "no idea" who Robinson was.

    ​"People have made me aware of who this guy is. I definitely not support this guy or his ideas. He just stopped me for a picture. I had no idea who he was," wrote Moraes, ending the tweet with the words "do not be a liar".

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    Ederson, 25, signed for the club in 2017 for a reported transfer fee of £35million. He is Manchester City's first-choice goalkeeper.

    However, even before the tweeted disclaimer by the Man City Star, many had been doubtful that Man City star’s was aware of who Mr Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, really was.


    ​Tommy Robinson, who went from member of the BNP to co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL), announced last week that he was standing for the north-west of England in the European elections.


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