Header Ads



First Suarez, now Cavani - why do Uruguayan footballers keep using n-words?



  Man United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned by the Football Association (FA) for 3 matches after he was find guilty of misconduct following an Instagram post in Nov.

  Edinson Cavani made the decision not to challenge the guilty and will consequently miss Manchester United’s upcoming matches against Aston Villa, Man City in the league and Watford in FA cup.

   The striker has also been fined £100,000 and ordered to complete face-to-face education after it was deemed his post was outrageous, abusive, insulting, improper and brought the game into disrepute.

  It is understood that Man United have asked the football Association to use the cash from the fine for anti-racisim projects and initiatives.

  The charge came after the striker (Cavani) responded to a celebratory message sent by a friend with the words "Gracias negrito".

 The 33-year-old quickly deleted the post and apologised for his actions, saying: “The message I posted after the match on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the match. “The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone.

 I am completely opposed to racism say Cavani; and deleted the message as soon as it was explained that it can be interpreted differently.

 I would like to sincerely apologise for this.”

  Cavani decided not to appeal the charge  despite his insistence that it was a mistake out of respect and solidarity with the fight against racism in football. 

  A new ruling meant that if found guilty the minimum ban term for this breach is three games and it is understood that Man United is pleased the governing body imposed the lowest possible sanction.

  A statement from Man United on the ruling read: “As he has stated, the striker was not aware that his words could have been misconstrued and he sincerely apologised for the post and to anyone who was offended.

 “Despite his honest belief that he was simply sending an affectionate thank you in response to a congratulatory message from a close friend, he chose not to contest the charge out of respect for, and solidarity with, The football Association 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 3 matches suspension. 

  “The club trusts that the independent Regulatory Commission will make it clear in its written reasons that Cavani is not a racist, nor was there any racist intent in relation to his post.” 

Post a Comment