Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani in the dust after ‘friendly remark’ | Football

sport“>”The message I posted after the game against Southampton was purely intended as a friendly greeting to a friend,” said the striker on his club’s website. “The last thing I want is to insult someone. I am against racism and have removed the message after it has been explained to me that this can also be interpreted differently. I would like to apologize for this. ”

sport“>The English Football Association FA started an investigation into Cavani’s alleged racist behavior on social media on Monday. The Uruguayan striker replied to a message on Sunday congratulating him on two goals with “gracias negrito.”

sport“>According to United, the term ‘negrito’ has a different connotation in England than in South America. The club informed Cavani about this and the attacker subsequently removed the post.

sport“>Prior to the current season, the FA presented new regulations regarding racist and discriminatory statements. Players who are guilty of racist behavior will be suspended for at least three duels.

sport“>Last season, Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) and Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) were both suspended for one game after a similar offense.

sport“>Cavani gave United the victory over Southampton on Sunday with two goals (2-3). The winning goal only came in injury time.

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