Ederson has strongly denied a suggestion he endorsed Tommy Robinson after a photograph of the Manchester City goalkeeper with the British far-right political activist circulated on Twitter.
Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, announced last week he will stand as a candidate in the
The picture of Ederson posing with Robinson was posted by Twitter user Danny Tommo, who describes himself as "Working with Tommy Robinson" in his biography on the social networking site.
"Tommy Robinson meeting city's [sic] golden boy @edersonmoraes93 last night, has his full support while in Manchester," he tweeted on Tuesday.
"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" (do not be a liar) https://t.co/IkjTOUmcfE— Ederson Moraes (@edersonmoraes93) April 30, 2019
"People have made me aware of who this guy [Robinson] is," he tweeted.
"I definitely [do] not support this guy or his ideas. He just stopped me for a picture. I had no idea who he was (do not be a liar)."
Robinson himself is unable to directly contribute to the exchange, having been permanently banned from Twitter last month for falling foul of the website's rules on "hateful conduct".
Ederson was named in the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Team of the Year last week and has proved a key performer in City's bid to secure a domestic treble.