Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been charged with an aggravated breach of the Football Association’s (FA) guidelines for utilizing the phrase “negrito” in an Instagram publish final month. The 33-yr-outdated Uruguayan had apologised for the publish, which he despatched after Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2 on Nov. 29, saying it was an affectionate greeting to a pal.
“Edinson Cavani has been charged with misconduct… in relation to a social media post on Thursday Nov. 29, 2020,” the FA mentioned in an announcement.
“It is alleged that… 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’… as it included a reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin.”
United issued an announcement defending the striker, saying there was no malicious intent behind Cavani’s message.
“Manchester United and all of our players are fully committed to the fight against racism and we will continue to work with the FA… in that regard,” the membership mentioned.
“Edinson and the club were clear that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind the message, which he deleted and apologised for, as soon as he was informed that it could have been misconstrued.
“The player and the club will now consider the charge and respond to the FA accordingly.”
Cavani, who’s again in coaching after a muscle damage however continues to be uncertain for United’s Premier League journey to Sheffield United on Thursday, has till Jan. 4 to answer the cost.