OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER insists Edinson Cavani ‘by no means meant any hurt’ over the Instagram submit that landed the Manchester United star in race-row controversy.
The 33-year-old is going through the prospect of a three-match ban after being charged by the Soccer Affiliation with misconduct over an ‘aggravated breach’ of its race guidelines.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Edinson Cavani in his race-row controversyCredit score: Kevin Quigley-The Each day Mail
Uruguay worldwide Cavani got here off the bench to fireplace two objectives previous Southampton in a 3-2 comeback win for the Pink Devils.
However his two-goal match profitable cameo on the finish of November was quickly overshadowed.
He reposted a message from a buddy on his Instagram story that contained the phrases ‘Gracis negrito’, which translated means ‘Thanks, little black’.
The previous PSG ace deleted it three hours later and issued a public apology after discovering that the term was considered offensive.
Nevertheless, the FA have nonetheless introduced it has charged the hotshot.
Cavani is known to have claimed he was responding to a buddy that carries that particular nickname and that very same particular person additionally refers to his personal son by it in his written causes to the FA.
“He’s come into a brand new nation and made a mistake, he didn’t imply any malice. He’s apologised. We are going to work with the FA and hope will probably be OK.”
A membership assertion from the Pink Devils stresses there was no ‘malicious intent’ from Cavani and the way he was unaware of the time period having racial connotations as a consequence of it getting used with affection in South America.
United’s assertion learn: “Manchester United and all of our gamers are totally dedicated to the battle in opposition to racism and we are going to proceed to work with the FA – together with different governing our bodies and organisations, and thru our personal campaigns – in that regard.
“We observe the FA choice immediately to cost Edinson Cavani for his social media reply to a buddy’s message of congratulations following the Southampton sport.
“Edinson and the membership have been clear that there was completely no malicious intent behind the message.”
However the FA employed linguistics specialists for its investigation, they usually felt Cavani’s actions warranted a cost.
He has till January 4 to reply with United but to determine whether or not to contest the cost.
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