Edinson Cavani face a disciplinary charge for using racial term on Instagram

Edinson Cavani face a disciplinary charge for using racial term on Instagram

Cavani replied to a message of congratulations following his two goals against Southampton. Edinson Cavani could find himself in trouble with the football authorities after using a racial term on social media.

The Uruguayan striker inspired Manchester United’s comeback 3-2 victory over Southampton with two goals after coming off the bench.

Replying to a message of congratulations on Instagram, Cavani used the Spanish term ‘negrito’, which translates as ‘black’.

 

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United stressed that word clearly used in an affectionate manner. And has different connotations in South America, where Cavani from.

The club said the 33-year-old had made aware such terms perceived very differently in the UK and he subsequently deleted the post.

The Football Association issued guidelines ahead of this season clamping down on racist and discriminatory language and behaviour, with offences on social media carrying a minimum three-game ban.

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva and Dele Alli of Tottenham both suspended for one match last season after posts that breached FA guidelines.

Edinson Cavani face a disciplinary charge for using racial term on Instagram.

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