Action against the seasoned Uruguayan frontman was taken by the Football Association, but his new club maintains his acts were not “malicious”
After posting a racially derogatory message on social media, Edinson Cavani was accused of misconduct by the Football Association, with Manchester United mulling about their answer.
After bagging a brace in a dramatic 3-2 win for the Red Devils over Southampton on November 29, the experienced Uruguayan striker made headlines on and off the field.
He stepped off the bench to secure three points in that contest for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and was later showered with praise.
When communicating on Instagram with fans, with one saying “So, I love you, Matador!” “, answered Cavani with “Gracias n******.”
The 33-year-old immediately apologized for his behavior, saying: “The message I posted after Sunday’s game was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him after the game for his congratulations.”
The last thing I wanted to do was cause someone to be upset. I condemn prejudice absolutely and removed the message as soon as it was clarified that it could be perceived differently.
“I’d like to apologize sincerely for this.”
“However the FA has taken action against Cavani, with the possibility that he could now be banned and/or fined, with a statement reading: “On Thursday 29 November 2020, Edinson Cavani was charged with misconduct for a violation of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post.
United argues that behind Cavani’s message there was “absolutely no malicious intent,” with the Premier League team alleging that there was “misconstruction” of contact between two mates.