The English Football Association announced Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani’s suspension for three matches and a fine of 100,000 pounds for the word “racist” on the communication sites.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned for three games and fined £100,000 for an Instagram post last month.
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Cavani, 33, responded to a friend’s congratulations on “Instagram” by saying: “Gracias Negrito” (Thank you, little lions) after beating Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League last month,
Cavani deleted what he wrote at a later time before apologizing, saying: “The message I wrote after the match was a warm greeting to a friend, to thank him for his congratulations after the match.”
He added that he never intended to insult anyone, adding: “I am against any racist language and behavior, and the message was deleted as soon as I was informed that it might be misunderstood, and I sincerely apologize for that.”
The FA explained. Cavani has until January 4 to respond to the punishment,
But Manchester United announced in an official statement that Cavani would not object.
Cavani will miss United’s matches against Aston Villa in the Premier League, Manchester City in the League Cup, and Watford in the FA Cup.