#WkndMmts: Liverpool vs. Manchester City and Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct Accusation

In you your weekly update on what has happened over the weekend, #WkndMmts brings you the Liverpool vs. Manchester City match and an allegation of sexual assault against actor Aziz Ansari.

Liverpool vs. Manchester City

The Liverpool vs. Manchester City game has been trending on Twitter with the hashtag #LIVMCI. The game concluded with Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City. While this might have been exciting enough for Liverpool fans, Liverpool’s win also brought Manchester City’s undefeated Premier League run to an end, making the defeat even sweeter.

Here are the highlights for those of you who have not gotten the chance to see the match.

Now, let’s take a look at what some of the reactions on social media have been like.

Although football has been known to incite strong emotions in its fans, this defeat did not seem to have brought about particularly negative reactions on social media towards either team in the aftermath.

Of course, Liverpool fans did take the opportunity to mock Man City for having claimed to be invincible.

There were also updates that highlighted Jurgen Klopp’s, the manager of Liverpool’s, reaction to the win as well as his positive effect on the football club as manager.

Of course, some individuals took the chance to promote and express their love for their own football teams that were neither Liverpool nor Manchester City.

Accusations of Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct over the weekend by a photographer only identified by the name ‘Grace’. In her accusation, Grace said that Ansari made unwanted sexual advances on her, and continued to ignore “clear non-verbal cues” despite her expressing her discomfort towards the situation. Grace shared that Ansari’s winning an award at the Golden Globes while wearing a #TimesUp pin, which indicated his support for the movement against sexual harassment, made his actions “more real” for her.

Ansari released a statement in response, confirming the incident, but indicating his belief that any sexual activity they had engaged in had been consensual. When she had sent him a text message the next day to inform him more explicitly of her discomfort, he was “surprised and concerned”. He then “took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said”.

So what has social media had to say about this?

Many people who are outraged over the incident felt that Ansari should have stopped approaching her the moment she had not responded enthusiastically.

While there were very few individuals who felt that what Ansari had done was good or right, there were a number who felt that this case had a larger grey area than many other celebrity cases, such as those of Harvey Weinstein’s.

It remains to be seen what will come of this case between Ansari and the photographer. Although both have released their sides of the story, we have yet to see if any action will be taken to remedy wrongs on an official level.

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