In an unpublished football association (FA) ruling, Edinson Cavani was suspended for three games after a file was opened on December 17 for a comment to a friend, who was considered racist. In view of this, he was given an economic fine, in addition to being placed inside a register to avoid future discriminatory expressions. The case began weeks ago when the footballer received congratulations on a match in which Manchester United defeated Sheffield United on 29 November, with two so many of the «Matador». In an instagram story, the user «pablofer2222» celebrated with him and the response of the former PSG was «Thank you Negrito».
At the time, the situation overlooked it as it was an affectionate commentary, but since the FA they considered that a confusing term was used, which could be considered racist. Despite the different defenses from different sides for Cavani, this 31 December the unreleased sanction was confirmed. The three matches that the Uruguayan will not be able to play are that of this 1 January, against Aston Villa (Premier League), then in the Semi-Final of the Carbao Cup against Manchester City and finally against Watford (3rd round of the Emirates FA Cup). To that, we must add a financial fine of 100,000 pounds.
«A comment posted on Manchester United FC striker’s Instagram page was insulting, abusive, inappropriate and discredited the game against FA Rule E3.1. The post also constitutes an ‘aggravated infringement’, as defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included a reference, either express or implied, to color and/or race and/or ethnicity,» highlights Manchester United’s statement on the FA ruling. Manchester United did not keep the repsecto silent and defended Cavani for the decision, although they made it clear that nuna chose to appeal the decision on a issue of «respect and solidarity» with the delicate situation in relation to discrimination. Manchester United’s statement
«As you said, Edinson Cavani was unaware that his words might have been misunderstood and he sincerely apologized for the publication and for all those who were offended. Despite his sincere belief that he was simply sending an affectionate thank you in response to a message of congratulations from a close friend, he chose not to challenge the charge, out of respect and solidarity with the FA and the fight against racism. in football. While it is clear that context and intent are key factors, we note that the independent Regulatory Commission was required to impose a minimum suspension of three games. The club is confident that the independent Regulatory Commission will make it clear in its written reasons that Edinson Cavani is not racist, nor was there any racist intention in relation to his office.»