Edison Cavani set to be handed 3-match ban over racist comments

Edison Cavani set to be handed 3-match ban over racist comments

- Edison Cavani could be suspended for three matches following his racist comments on social media

- The 33-year-old used an offensive word on social media and claimed it was a usual slang in South America

- Cavani quickly deleted the comments but the English FA are ready to charge the Uruguayan

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Edison Cavani could be handed a three-match ban after he was charged for his 'negrito' comments on social media.

The Uruguayan responded to a fan on Twitter after coming on as a substitute and scoring the winner for Man United in last month's win against Southampton at St, Mary's.

However the Uruguayan will be available for the entire Christmas fixture list but the English FA has begun a probe on Cavani's comment which was immediately deleted.

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Edison Cavani set to be handed 3-match ban over racist comments
Edison Cavani set to be handed 3-match ban over racist comments. Photo by Robin Jones
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But the former Paris Saint-Germain striker has insisted that he did not intend to racially abuse anyone, that the slang is a regular phrase in South America.

The FA released a statement and said:

“The Man United striker has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on Thursday 29 November 2020.
“It is alleged that, contrary to FA Rule E3.1, a comment posted on the Manchester United FC player’s Instagram page was insulting and/or abusive and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
“It is further alleged that the comment constitutes an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin.
“The striker has until Monday 4 January 2021 to provide a response to the charge.”

If found guilty, the 33-year-old will be handed a three-match ban for an “aggravated breach” of social media regulations.

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Cavani might miss United's FA Cup clash with Watford and back-to-back Premier League away fixtures to Liverpool and Fulham.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Edison Cavani is now under investigation for his post-match post and could face a possible three-match ban.

English FA has launched a probe into his post on Instagram after the player replied a fan with a word many tags as racist.

According to SunSport, a fan posted 'Asi te queiro Matador' in Spanish, which translates to: "I love you, Matador!"

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