Edinson Cavani was suspended for 3 matches and fined £ 100,000 by the FA after his controversial social media post at the end of November.
The verdict is in for Edinson Cavani. The English Federation, which appealed to an independent regulatory commission, has decided to impose a 3-match suspension as well as a fine of £ 100,000 (nearly 111,000 euros) on the Uruguayan striker for his comments held on Instagram a little over a month ago. The 33-year-old will also have to “undergo face-to-face training,” the English football association said. On November 29, to thank a person who congratulated him after his double and his assist against Southampton, the center forward replied by posting “gracias negrito”, a message that could be translated into French by “thank you little black ”, but which would not have the same meaning in South America.
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“I am totally against racism and deleted the post as soon as it was explained to me that it could be interpreted differently.”
For its part, the FA considered the remarks to be racist: “A comment posted on the Manchester United FC striker’s Instagram page was insulting, abusive, inappropriate and discredited the game contrary to the E3 rule. 1 of the FA, said the English federation in its press release. The post also constitutes an ‘aggravated offense’, which is defined in FA rule E3.2, as it included a reference, express or implied, to color and / or race and / or ethnicity. . ” As a reminder, Edinson Cavani had deleted his message and apologized: “The message I posted after Sunday’s game was a loving word to a friend to thank him for his congratulations,” he said in a statement. I am totally against racism and deleted the post as soon as it was explained to me that it could be interpreted differently. I would like to sincerely apologize for that ”. Due to his suspension, the Manchester United striker is expected to miss meetings against Aston Villa (Premier League), Manchester City (EFL Cup) and Watford (FA Cup).
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