Edinson Cavani is being investigated for alleged racism for a put up he made on social media.© AFP
Edinson Cavani apologised on Monday after his pleasure at scoring twice for Manchester United towards Southampton was dampened by an investigation by the Soccer Affiliation right into a social media put up he subsequently deleted. The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker despatched an Instagram put up thanking a good friend for his congratulations after scoring twice as United got here from 2-0 all the way down to win 3-2 on Sunday that included the Spanish phrase “negrito” (small black particular person). United stated the phrase was clearly utilized in an affectionate method and has completely different connotations in South America.
The previous Paris Saint Germain ahead had been knowledgeable such phrases are considered as derogatory in Britain and he subsequently deleted the put up.
“The message I posted after the match on Sunday was supposed as an affectionate greeting to a good friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the sport,” Cavani stated in a press release.
“The very last thing I wished to do was trigger offence to anybody. I’m utterly against racism and deleted the message as quickly because it was defined that it may be interpreted in another way. I want to sincerely apologise for this.”
The FA issued tips pre-season clamping down on racist and discriminatory language and behavior, with offences on social media carrying a minimal three-game ban.
Manchester Metropolis’s Bernardo Silva and Dele Alli of Tottenham have been each suspended for one-match final season after posts that breached the rules.
“It’s clear to us that there was completely no malicious intent behind Edinson’s message and he deleted it as quickly as he was knowledgeable that it might be misconstrued,” United added in a membership assertion.
“Edinson has issued an apology for any unintentional offence precipitated. Manchester United and all of our gamers are absolutely dedicated to the struggle towards racism.”
Cavani shall be free to play towards his former membership PSG within the Champions League on Wednesday.
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