MANCHESTER United matchwinner Edinson Cavani faces a doable three-match ban for a ‘racist’ celebratory post-game remark.
FA disciplinary beaks have launched a probe into the Instagram message after the Uruguayan scored twice to guide Manchester United to a 3-2 comeback win after they trailed 2-0 at Southampton.
The FA will examine after Edinson Cavani wrote ‘Gracias N******’ on social media – it was later taken down
Cavani’s reply to a fan on Instagram sparked a social media backlash – with some labelling his language as racist.
A fan posted ‘Asi te queiro Matador’ in Spanish, which interprets to: “I really like you, Matador!”
Cavani replied on his Instagram story: “Gracias Negrito!”
The striker, 33, later deleted the picture from his Instagram story.
His reply seems sure to convey at the least an FA cost and warning – and probably a suspension of a ‘minimal’ three matches.
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, Cavani’s strike companion for Uruguay, famously acquired an eight-match ban for utilizing the phrase ‘negrito’ in his onfield conflict with United’s Patrice Evra in 2011.
The FA launched a brand new crackdown on discriminatory conduct in August, following on the bans for social media feedback issued to Manchester Metropolis’s Bernardo Silva and Tottenham’s Dele Alli.
Below the brand new pointers, the FA should act the place ‘discriminatory’ language has been used.
The phrase is identical that Luis Suarez used when he was banned for eight video games for racially abusing Patrice Evra in 2011Credit score: AFP
Cavani scored twice as Man Utd got here from behind to beat SouthamptonCredit score: Reuters
The FA guidelines, despatched out to all golf equipment and gamers – through the PFA – state: “The place an offence is in writing solely or through any communication gadget absolutely the minimal match-based sanction in such instances will likely be three video games.”
United refused to remark when contacted by SunSport, however it’s understood they consider the feedback had been made in an affectionate context.
Outdated Trafford bosses pointed to the allegedly widespread use of the time period in South America, though they confirmed Cavani would now be made conscious that it is likely to be misinterpreted.
That place, nonetheless, is unlikely to search out favour with the FA who consider it’s critical they punish all and any discriminatory language.
Wembley bosses started their probe after they had been made conscious of the feedback and now have till shut of enterprise on Wednesday to determine whether or not to cost or contact Cavani to ask for his observations.
The FA would then have till subsequent Monday to really situation the cost, with a listening to then being scheduled earlier than December 21, with a fee to find out any punishment wanted.
However whereas Cavani didn’t be part of United till September, the clampdown applies to all gamers and United will concern the lack of their new strike star for the Christmas programme.
Suarez was fined £40,000 by The FA for his use of the phrase negrito, however later wrote in his autobiography that it has a unique which means in Spanish.
It interprets in Spanish to ‘little black’ and isn’t usually used as a derogatory slur.
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