Manchester United’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani warms up throughout the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on November 29, 2020. Adam Davy / POOL / AFP
Edinson Cavani’s pleasure at scoring twice for Manchester United on Sunday may very well be dampened as he’s to be investigated by the Football Association over a social media publish he subsequently deleted.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker despatched an Instagram publish together with the Spanish phrase “negrito” (‘black’) in reply to a message of congratulations after his brace accomplished a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Southampton.
United mentioned the phrase was clearly utilized in an affectionate method and has completely different connotations in South America.
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The membership mentioned the previous Paris Saint Germain ahead had been knowledgeable such phrases are considered as derogatory in Britain and he subsequently deleted the publish.
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 City’s Bernardo Silva and Dele Alli of Tottenham had been each suspended for one match final season after posts that breached the rules.