Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) over a social media post final month.
The 33-year-old shared an Instagram story from a fan which featured a racially offensive time period after United’s 3-2 win at Southampton on November 29, by which Cavani scored twice, together with a stoppage-time winner. The post was later deleted and Cavani apologised.
United pressured the phrase was clearly utilized in an affectionate method and has completely different connotations in Cavani’s dwelling nation of Uruguay.
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But the FA have seen match to cost the striker with a breach of their Rule E3, alleging his post was “insulting and/or abusive and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”
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The governing physique added: “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.”
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Cavani has till January 4 to answer the cost. He faces a minimum of a three-match ban if he’s discovered responsible.
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United launched an announcement following the FA’s resolution, studying: “Manchester United and all of our gamers are absolutely dedicated to the combat in opposition to racism and we’ll proceed to work with the FA – alongside with different governing our bodies and organisations, and thru our personal campaigns – in that regard.
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“We note the FA decision today to charge Edinson Cavani for his social media reply to a friend’s message of congratulations following the Southampton game.
“Edinson and the membership have been clear that there was completely no malicious intent behind the message, which he deleted and apologised for as quickly as he was knowledgeable that it might have been misconstrued.
“The player and the club will now consider the charge and respond to the FA accordingly.”
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Speaking after United’s 3-2 win at Sheffield United on Thursday, supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer additionally defended Cavani.
“I know that Edinson never meant any harm, it’s his friend he was replying to. He has come into a new country and made a mistake and he’s apologised,” the Norwegian stated.
“He didn’t mean any malice, so we’ll work with the FA and hopefully he’ll be ok.”
Shortly after deleting the post, Cavani issued an apology which learn: “The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.
“The very last thing I wished to do was trigger offence to anybody. I’m utterly against racism and deleted the message as quickly because it was defined that it may be interpreted in a different way. I want to sincerely apologise for this.”
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