FA charges Man Utd’s Cavani for ‘racist’ comment, set for ban

Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has been charged by the Football Association(FA)  for a now-deleted Instagram post.

The striker put up the post, after scoring twice as a substitute in United’s 3-2 win over Southampton on November 29.

Cavani who is now 33-year-old responded to a post from a friend on Instagram by writing ‘Gracias negrito’, which translates as ‘Thanks, little black’.

For that he has now been charged with misconduct and has until Monday, January 4, 2021, to provide a response.

“It is alleged that, contrary to FA Rule E3.1, 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’, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included a reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin,” an FA statement read.

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If Cavani accepts the charge, he could be set for a lengthy ban.

The Uruguayan is currently recovering from injury and will miss Thursday night’s trip to Sheffield United.

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